DaBaby has reportedly put one of his legal battles to bed. According to The Blast, the Interscope Records artist has settled a lawsuit against a model he accused of extorting him.
Defendant Marjorie Guaracho was one of the models hired to be in the background of DaBaby’s “VIBEZ” video, which was filmed last September. After the visuals were released in October, Guaracho sent a cease and desist letter to Interscope claiming her likeness in the video was stolen and accusing DaBaby of making it look like she “endorses pornography.”
She also sought damages, which she estimated to be in excess of $75,000.
DaBaby fired back by suing Guaracho, asserting she and 40 other models were informed of the video’s concept prior to the shoot and signed a release to be in it. According to him, she was paid $100 for being featured in the visuals for less than two seconds. He sought an unspecified amount of damages in his suit.
As part of the settlement, Guaracho has agreed DaBaby owns the right to use her image in the “VIBEZ” video.
“The essence of the settlement is that the Plaintiffs have full and complete rights with respect to Plaintiff’s image and likeness in connection with the video entitled ‘Vibez,'” the court documents read. “One of the conditions to the settlement is the entry of an order confirming the settlement, acknowledging the Plaintiffs possess all of the Defendant’s rights with respect to the Video.”
No monetary details of the agreement have been revealed, but The Blast reports the judge hasn’t signed off on the settlement yet.