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The Carters Criticized for Not Paying Artist Responsible for Meghan Markle Portrait

No shade to the real Mona Lisa, but the Carters like theirs with a little color.

During the Brit Awards, Beyonce and Jay-Z gave a speech, that took place in front of a crowned-Meghan Markle. The event took place on Wednesday night, and both performers thought standing in front of Markle’s portrait was the perfect backdrop— considering what month it is.

Thank you to the Brits for the award for Best International Group. I won this award back in 2002 with my besties, Kelly and Michelle. How lucky am I to have been in a group with my other best friend, the GOAT Hova. In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas. Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy.

However, despite the Black History love, one person has a teensy-weensy problem. Tim O’Brien, the artist, tells TMZ that although he appreciates how much The Carter’s like his work, he can’t get paid just off acknowledgment.

He apparently would prefer some sort of compensation, reports HNHH.

It would be been nice to profit someway, but that’s not what this is about,”

He also mentions how he never gave his consent for the duo to feature his work in their post. But fortunately for the couple, O’Brien is remaining calm about the situation. He’s not going to resort to legal action.

The same can’t be said for the future though. So the Carters better pick a new location to stand next time.

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