Fashionista.com is reporting that R & B sensation Rihanna is suing Topshop for $5 million after they reportedly sold tank top with her image on it without her permission.
Although they did not officially provide a statement on the issue a source at the retail giant said, “this issue is related to a T-shirt provided to Topshop by a third-party supplier. We are aware it is the subject of litigation.”
However, while it may sound like an open and shut case that may not be so. The suit was filed in the United Kingdom and the photo in question was reportedly purchased legitimately from the photographer who took it. U.K laws state that they should be free from paying the “artist licensing fee.”
Rihanna is still however pushing through with her suit. Reports indicate she wants the issue rectified before her image-baring pieces for Topshop’s competitor, River Island drops.