The predicament for Cardi started when her representatives hired an artist named Timm Gooden to create the cover of “Gangsta B#### Music Vol. 1” for $50, using pictures that were supplied to him.

The rap star’s reps were not satisfied with his design, so Gooden went back to the drawing board and Googled the words “back tattoo,” which is how he found Brophy’s distinctive back tattoo of a snake and a tiger.

Brophy got wind of the artwork and filed a lawsuit against the rap star in October of 2017, for stealing his back tattoo.

After months of legal wrangling, in December of 2020, Cardi B lawyers filed a motion to have the lawsuit dismissed, claiming the album cover was protected under fair use laws. READ THE REST BELOW

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