Christopher Pasatieri’s lawsuit claims that his photos were used by 50 to promote the TV show Power and products like SMS Audio. He says 50 did so without ever obtaining his permission and that each post received over 42,000 likes.
Pasatieri didn’t specify when the photos were taken, but one example obtained by TMZ appears to be from a June 2014 show with G-Unit (who’s also named in the suit) at Citi Field in Queens, New York. Check it out below.
Using professionally-shot photos on Instagram without permission is commonplace. Many entertainers have begun to credit photographers in the captions of Instagram posts, perhaps as a way to avoid and combat lawsuits like the one that’s been filed against 50.