AceShowbiz - Cardi B may be facing legal action for her Halloween costume. The "Bodak Yellow" hitmaker was threatened by Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo with a lawsuit over her raunchy artwork depicting Marge Simpson.
The New York native got the idea for this year's Halloween from "The Simpsons", dressing as the fictional family's matriarch. In a series of photos posted to her Instagram account, the "WAP" rapper sported a sexier version of the animated character, painted yellow with sky-high blue hair, rocking a skin-tight green bodysuit and red stilettos.
In a follow-up post, Cardi shared her "Mugler inspired" version of Marge, in which she's seen in the same yellow paint and blue hair, this time wearing a Mugler gown with a cutout detail on the booty.
The original artwork was created by AleXsandro as part of his Marge Simpson Style Icon series, which transformed Marge into a style icon, while reflecting on women's emancipation and gender equality. Reacting to Cardi's Halloween look, the artist said in an Instagram post, "We wrote to Mrs Cardi B and collaborators how come that they never contacted us for authorisation to use the artwork and didn't mention or credit the artist, violating Meta policy about intellectual property rights. Still no answer."
"The original artwork with Marge Simpson wearing a Thierry Mugler dress that Cardi B published without credits, is a creation of artist aleXsandro Palombo and is part of the 'Marge Simpson Style Icon' series that the Italian artist created in 2013, with the intention of transforming Marge in a style icon; a work of reflection on women's emancipation and gender equality through the most iconic moments of the last 100 years in fashion costume," the post added.
It continued, "Cardi B and her collaborators have used my artwork without any authorization, debasing its original meaning and only to amplify their image with a clear commercial purpose that has nothing to do with that path of social awareness that has always characterized my works." AleXsandro then concluded his message as writing, "(Extra)ordinary people are welcome to use my artworks images for personal and non-commercial purposes. To everyone else: Stop stealing [from] artists."