Chris Brown accused of ripping off several visual artists' sexually suggestive work for music video
Chris Brown has been accused by a visual artist of ripping off his sexually suggestive work for a new music video for Wobble Up.
Marius Sperlich - who boasts 375K followers on Instagram - took to social media to accuse the 30-year-old singer of stealing some of his concepts.
The artist shared examples of several of his 2018 works which bared undeniable similarities to many of the visuals directed by Brown and collaborator Arrad.
Controversial: Chris Brown has been accused by a visual artist of ripping off his sexually suggestive work for a new music video
Hitting back: Marius Sperlich - who boasts 375K followers on Instagram - took to social media to accuse the 30-year-old singer of stealing some of his concepts
Sperlich believes he was not the only artist ripped off as he claimed that Tony Futura and Vanessa Mckeown as well as Catherine Losing. All of whom have taken to social media to also call Brown and company out.
The German artist who recently collaborated with Playboy for their Winter 2019 cover wrote: 'Apparently my work got copied by the director who made the new @chrisbrownofficial @nickiminaj @g_eazy music video “Wobble Up” - without permission, without credit - along with works of other famous artists like @tonyfutura and @vanessamckeown #changeindustry.
He cites two of his works being ripped off including a breast with a temperature dial on it and a derriere peaking out of the water with a palm tree on it like an island.
Heating up: German artist Sperlich's October 2018 work pictured left, Brown's Wobble Up music video pictured right
Making a splash: Sperlich's August 2018 work (left), Brown's Wobble Up music video (right)
'Intellectual property has to be protected at any cost!': Sperlich took to Instagram to post a lengthy message centered around how he feels his works were stolen
Making it known: Sperlich also left a comment on G-Eazy's Instagram as he also starred in the new clip
Sperlich goes on to write: 'Intellectual Property has to be protected at any cost! Now that the internet and social media proliferate content instantly. We need to make sure that the creative source is present from first launch. This unfortunately happens offers in the creative industry. Nowadays its very easy to copy things.
'For many the internet is just an open source of concepts, ideas and free content. Nobody cares about creation, originals and credit anymore. Especially if you are a young and an emerging artist....most cant afford a lawyer for a lawsuit.So most of them remain silent - We won’t stay silent.'
The artists went after Brown just hours after he released his his twerking music video for his new single, Wobble Up, featuring Nicki Minaj and G-Eazy on Monday, with even a surprise appearance from Tyga.
Not alone: Another artist named Tony Futura also accused Brown of theft as his art of a lemon with a nipple ring can be seen pictured left, Brown's music video is seen right
Not pleased: Tony took to social media to also share comparisons of his fellow visual artist's work compared to what could be seen in the new music video
Juicy: Artist Catherine Losing's art of a cantaloupes in a lacy bra pictured left, Brown's music video pictured right
Not ripe: Vanessa Mckeown's balloon eggplant pictured left, Brown's pictured right
In the video, Nicki, 36, looks sensational in a collection of racy ensembles as she crawls on the sand and showers in a pink bathroom.
For one look, the Anaconda hitmaker sets pulses racing in a tiny pink Versace bikini as she puts on an animated display alongside Chris, 30, and G-Eazy, real name Gerald Earl Gillum, 29.
Wobble Up, which is about twerking hence the heavy dance focus in the video, is the third anticipation single from Chris' upcoming album Indigo.
The single was released on Saturday 18 April, with the video making its debut two days later on Monday, it has already got nearly 5 million hits.
Colorful: The artists went after Brown just hours after he released his his twerking music video for his new single, Wobble Up, featuring Nicki Minaj and G-Eazy on Monday
Va va voom: In the video, Nicki, 36, looks sensational in a collection of racy ensembles as she crawls on the sand and showers in a pink bathroom
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