Monday, July 3, 2017

Notorious B.I.G. Estate Threatens to Sue Kylie & Kendall Jenner for Using Biggie's Face to Sell T-Shirts

Notorious B.I.G. Estate Threatens to Sue Kylie & Kendall Jenner for Using Biggie's Face to Sell T-Shirts:

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Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner attend NBCUniversal's 74th Annual Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
UPDATE: After this story was published, the Notorious B.I.G.'s estate sent this response to Kendall and Kylie Jenner's Twitter apologies: “While we appreciate that the Jenners have made an apology and pulled the unlawful and unauthorized items, this matter has yet to be resolved.”

Kylie and Kendall Jenner are under fire after attempting to make money off T-shirts featuring the faces of the late Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.

On Thursday (June 29), Biggie's estate lawyer, Julian K. Petty, pounced on the Jenners with a scathing cease-and-desist letter, urging them to stop selling the T-shirts before 5 p.m. Friday or face a lawsuit, according to TMZ.

Biggie's mother, Voletta Wallace, labeled the Jenners' fashion move as "disrespectful" in an Instagram post. "I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this. The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me," Wallace wrote. "I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my Son Christopher to sell a t-shirt.  This is disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!!!"

After being lambasted for their recent moves, both Jenners apologized by tweeting this statement: "These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been and/or deeply offended, especially to the family of the artists. We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in anyway."

The Jenners have since removed the T-shirts in question from their website. Take a look at the posts below:

— Kendall (@KendallJenner) June 29, 2017