Playboi Carti is one questionable rapper in the Hip-Hop scene and has made a name for himself doing the edgiest of things as an artist. Resolving his mistakes, Carti has now put an end to a long-running legal standoff between him and the rock band.
Falling in Reverse and the band’s figurehead lead singer, Ronnie Radke, have reportedly reached a legal settlement with Playboi Carti. The settlement was finalized on today for an undisclosed amount. This comes after Ronnie Radke accused Carti of stealing his designs for the Whole Lotta Red merch in 2020.
The Carti merchandise line launched in 2020 featured heavy metal-inspired graphics including a black T-shirt with an upside-down crucifix. It had “Falling in Reverse” written in bold white letters that were also upside-down on the shirt. The lead singer initially aired his frustration on Carti’s Instagram Stories in 2020, calling out Carti directly with a screenshot of the t-shirt.
“@playboicarti cease and desist mr rapper boi stop stealing. Bro the first shirt is a Bad Religion album!! And the second is my [band], this unoriginal ass dude got 24 hours.”
When the rapper didn’t respond, a legal representative for Radke followed up on his social media with an official cease-and-desist letter. In addition to damages he’ll now receive, Carti can no longer use the band’s name without permission. The settlement had the following points mentioned in it.
“agree[s] that they will not use plaintiff’s Falling in Reverse mark or any colorable imitation thereof in the future anywhere in the world in any manner, including without limitation in connection with the production, marketing or sale of any goods or services (i.e. merchandise), without the express written authorization”
Radke wasn’t seeking legal counsel, he just wanted his brand to be respected. Now that the matter is resolved among them, Carti will be careful in the future by doing more research about his business endeavors.
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