Lil Uzi is under fire as the cover art for rapper’s hit new song “That Way” off his new, and now No. album Eternal Atake maybe stole
.A Korean artist who goes by hugeriver8 on social media took to his Instagram timeline to accuse the rapper of swiping the idea for his song’s cover art from a painting he previously made years ago. In his post, the artist placed both pieces of art side by side. Along with venting his thoughts and frustrations about where and how Uzi got the idea.
“I am very upset that I have to write such an article, I saw Lil uzi vert’s latest album cover art and it was very similar to my painting… it is possible to use it for profile pictures or non-commercial purposes, but it is not allowed to use anything else. Now I’m very embarrassed and don’t want to let this go” the artist said in his Instagram post.
Later on, Lil Uzi himself responded to the accusation in the comments.
“Hey I’m not a mean person or a thief I get inspired a lot,” Uzi wrote. “If you want Money I will have my team contact and give you Money. Signed… Baby Pluto. P.S. You are a great artist.”
The similarities in the two pieces are uncanny and you can clearly see the influence from the original on Lil Uzi’s cover art. However, while many would believe the art was copied, it is nice to see that Lil Uzi himself has reached out to the artist and wants to compensate in some way.
With Lil Uzi trying to pay the artist for his influence, does this make things right?
Lastly, let us know in the comments.