Drake and 21 Savage have reached a settlement with Vogue’s parent company Condé Nast over the fake cover they used to promote their latest album Her Loss.
The duo were sued by the media company in November over their use of a fake Vogue magazine cover to promote their number 1 joint album. The amount of the settlement has not been disclosed but Condé Nast’s general counsel Will Bowes noted that the settlement will “bolster our ongoing creative output, including Vogue editorial.” It also resulted in a permanent injunction barring further commercial uses of the Vogue trademarks, reports Variety.
The media company had sued Drake and 21 in November for photoshopping themselves on a fake Vogue cover to promote their album, for $4 million. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan had issued a temporary restraining order less than two days later, asking them to stop using the cover with immediate effect.
“As a creative company, we of course understand our brands may from time to time be referenced in other creative works,” Bowes wrote. “In this instance, however, it was clear to us that Drake and 21 Savage leveraged Vogue’s reputation for their own commercial purposes and, in the process, confused audiences who trust Vogue as the authoritative voice on fashion and culture.”