Jenners' Response to Lawsuit: We Only Sold 2 Tupac Shirts

Kendall, Kylie Jenner say shirts were pulled quickly after uproar
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 10, 2017 11:27 AM CDT
Jenners' Response to Lawsuit: We Only Sold 2 Tupac Shirts
In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Kendall Jenner, left, and Kylie Jenner arrive at the NBCUniversal Golden Globes after-party in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Rich Fury)

The fashion label for Kendall and Kylie Jenner said Sunday it only sold two "vintage" T-shirts with late rapper Tupac Shakur's image on them before pulling the items from stores, the AP reports. The Kendall + Kylie brand released a statement in response to a copyright infringement lawsuit filed Friday by a commercial photographer who shot the images on the shirts. The lawsuit by commercial photographer Michael Miller accused the Jenner sisters of using two images of Shakur without his permission.

The label's statement says the shirts with Shakur's image were obtained from a company that had a valid license to sell them. The Kendall + Kylie brand superimposed images of the Jenner sisters or other designs over photos of musicians, including Shakur, Notorious BIG, and Ozzy Osbourne. The statement calls Miller's lawsuit baseless. "The allegations made are completely false," it notes. "There has been no infringement or violation of anyone's rights." The shirts sold for $125 apiece, but they were pulled from the marketplace after Osbourne's wife, Sharon, and BIG's mother complained and the label apologized. (More Kylie Jenner stories.)

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