Companies have been slapping Tupac Shakur’s images on their products for a while, but they evidently aren’t willing to cough up the cash to those responsible for the original photographs.
Modu is also suing the merchandising company who originally sold the products to Urban Outfitters and Macy’s.
The photog revealed he did have an agreement with the merchandising company at one point, but it expired in July 2016. He claims the company sold the shirts to Urban Outfitters and Macy’s after the agreement ended.
Modu wants the stores’ profits from the shirts as well.
News of Modu’s lawsuit comes shortly photographer Al Pereira reportedly filed a lawsuit against Kendall Jenner, Inc. over the unauthorized use of his photos of Tupac, Biggie, and Redman.
The images of the rappers were placed on t-shirts that sold for $125 before they were pulled.
Check out Modu’s photos from his shoot with the late legendary rapper below.