Why has Ariana Grande sued Forever 21?

Why has Ariana Grande sued Forever 21?

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FOREVER 21 found themselves getting into trouble with Ariana Grande for a series of advertising posts shared on social media.

The singer is suing the American fashion company for using unauthorised images and videos to ‘create the false perception of her endorsement.’ Find out all the details below…

Ariana Grande with her famous ponytail
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Ariana Grande is suing fast-fashion brand Forever 21[/caption]

Why is Ariana Grande suing Forever 21?

Court documents have revealed that Ariana Grande had a “Problem” with Forever 21 for allegedly publishing “at least 30 unauthorised images and videos misappropriating Ms. Grande’s name, image, likeness, and music in order to create the false perception of her endorsement.”

The lawsuit claims the company “stole (Grande’s) name, likeness, and other intellectual property to promote their brands for free.”

Ariana is suing for $10 million (£8 million) over the advertising campaign Forever 21 and its beauty brand Riley Rose posted on social media using a “look-alike model” wearing similar clothes and accessories featured in the star’s 7 Rings music video.

The lawsuit included screenshots of the campaign images next to screengrabs of Ariana’s video to highlight the alleged similarities in question.

Ariana Grande sues Forever21
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The singer filed a lawsuit against the company for a series of “look-alike” adverts[/caption]

Who is Ariana Grande?

Singer, songwriter, and actress Ariana Grande-Butera, 26, was born in Boca Raton, Florida, on June 26, 1993.

She is of Italian descent and her name is believed to be inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat.

Her parents separated when she was eight years old and she moved to New York with her mother and half-brother Frankie, who was one of the contestants on Celebrity Big Brother in 2016.

Ariana made her Broadway debut in 2008 when she landed the supporting role of cheerleader Charlotte in the musical 13.

Following her stint on Broadway, she landed the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon show Victorious, a role for which she had to dye her hair red every week.

Ariana stayed on the show until its third and final season and went on to star in a spin-off of Victorious and another Nickelodeon show iCarly, called Sam and Cat, which aired for a year.

Ariana Grande sues Forever21 and Riley Rose
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The lawsuit claims the company hired a “look-alike” model and styled her to resemble the singer in her 7 Rings music video[/caption]

What’s her net worth?

Grande’s fortune is just over a whopping $50million (£38million), according to Harper’s Bazaar.

Grande’s Dangerous Woman tour, which ended in September 2017, spanned seven months and five continents made over $71 million, Billboard reported in November that year.

That was 70 percent more than her 2015 Honeymoon tour, which grossed $40million.


Is Ariana Grande on tour?

Yes, Ariana Grande is currently on tour.

The brunette kicked off her Sweetener World Tour on March 18, 2019 and it ends on October 13, 2019.

Her set consists of songs from both her fourth album Sweetener and her latest release Thank U, Next.

She has 53 shows in North America and 28 in Europe, which totals to 81 over the course of eight months.

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