Cardi B Can't Beat Suit Over Tattoo On Raunchy Album Cover

By Bill Donahue (December 7, 2020, 6:38 PM EST) -- Cardi B is headed for a jury trial after a California federal judge refused to toss accusations that she violated a man's right of publicity by photoshopping his tattoo-covered back onto a sexually explicit album cover.

Attorneys for the rapper have argued that she made a "transformative fair use" of Kevin Brophy's likeness, but a federal judge ruled Friday that it was unclear if she had changed enough to be legally off the hook.

"To constitute a transformative fair use, the revised image must have significant transformative or creative elements to make it something more than mere likeness or imitation," U.S....

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