Famous photographer David LaChappelle isn't too happy over Rihanna's new "S&M" music video, as he says (among other things) that his images were used without his permission. After getting negative reaction to her new music video, including having the video banned by in 11-countries, Rihanna is now being sued by the photographer slash filmmaker. LaChappelle says..
"the music video is directly derived from and substantially similar to the LaChapelle works." He also claims that the video's director Melina Matsoukas copied the “composition, total concept, feel, tone, mood, theme, colors, props, settings, decors, wardrobe and lighting” of [LaChappelle's] work." (EurWeb.com)
David LaChappelle says that Rihanna and the video's director used eight of his images, including one he shot of Rihanna with a piece of candy in her mouth. Check out the infamous music video below along with Rihanna's reactions to the negative feedback.
Rihanna – S&M
Rihanna – Makes Fun Of Her SandM Music Video