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Ice Cube sues public stock trading app Robinhood for using his likeness without his consent.
Ice Cube has been rather quiet since his contract with Black America, which brought tons of backlash his way–even with all the people trying to claim he was doing it to help our people. Still, maybe next time, it would be wise to see who wins the election around the corner before making such a bold move.
The trading app Robinhood knows a thing or two about backlash after their halting of trading Gamestop stock put them right in the public hot seat. As luck would have it, Ice Cube and Robinhood’s paths are now crossing in an odd way. According to TMZ, Ice Cube is suing Robinhood for using his face to plug their services without his permission.
The rapper just filed suit against the financial services company — which a lot of people use to buy and trade stocks — for allegedly using a photo of him in an ad featured in their news service, Robinhood Snacks, just this past month.
According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Cube claims Robinhood took an image of him from another project he’d worked on … and slapped it into a newsletter update talking about stock/market corrections — and captioned it with a riff on a famous lyric from one of his songs.
Since TMZ first broke the story, Cube’s lawyers have said they asked Robinhood to take it down and they refused. Robinhood claimed that the image was licensed. If you work with newsletters, WordPress, or social media, you know you can use Getty and their images for editorial purposes, which is what Robinhood did. The image was probably built into whatever mailing list they use.
Unfortunately, it looks like Ice Cube and his legal team aren’t aware of this, but either way, it will be fun to see play out.
This article was originally posted on Bossip.com.
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1. We felt this.
Fuck Ice Cube.
— Brittney Cooper (@ProfessorCrunk) October 14, 2020
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Ice Cube on Trump:
2016: “Do I think he’s gonna do anything to help poor people or people that’s struggling? No”
2018: “He’s violating the country in a lot of ways. Every day it’s something. It’s just every day.
2020: “I can’t wait to see [Trump] like Weinstein in handcuffs.” pic.twitter.com/cwFPr6KSDU
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) October 14, 2020
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Y’all heard that new Ice Cube joint, Proud Boyz in The Hood?
— ⚡ khary like atari ⚡ (@kharyrandolph) October 14, 2020
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7. Very clever lol
I don’t know why Ice Cube expects us to Ride Along with Trump and his platinum plan but I just wanna know Are We Done Yet?
— Rod (@rodimusprime) October 14, 2020
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8. Yup its the same guy.
This can’t be that same Ice Cube that came out with “fuck the police” and “arrest the president” it just can’t be… pic.twitter.com/3qeAyv0yR0
— Detra B🌙✨ (@b_detra) October 14, 2020
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Ice Cube is collaborating with Diamond and Silk to produce “Straight Outta Mar-A-Lago”.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 14, 2020
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the Ice Cube that worked with trump is not “amerikkkas most” Cube, it’s “you can do it put your ass into it” Cube
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) October 14, 2020
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Ice Cube Sues Trading App Robinhood For Using His Likeness Without Consent
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