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9 May 2019, 15:25
J. Cole has been accused by the artist that created his K.O.D Album artwork for ripping him off. Artist Sixmau went on an expletive rant on Twitter...
J. Cole has been accused by the artist who made his album "K.O.D" artwork of ripping him off. According to artist Sixmau, the North Carolina rapper allegedly told him that he would only be using the beautiful work for the project's booklet.
However, when he saw that J.Cole was selling merch with the album cover on it, he noticed that thats not what they had agreed on. Now, Sixmau has taken to Twitter to call out J.Cole for ripping him off.
Although there reportedly no mention of merchandise or anything of the sort, J.Cole still used the artists art to sell his merch. Sixmau is reportedly angry with how the situation has played out on the Dreamville side of things.
I did all the creative direction for the KOD album and he told me my work was only going to be used for booklet art. Only to turn around and make merchandise illegally with my art behind my back and profit majorly off it while on tour. Fuck them. https://t.co/GpsKkBkmgO— six (@theykilledsix) May 8, 2019
Six took to Twitter fand wrote"I did all the creative direction for the KOD album and he told me my work was only going to be used for booklet art."
"Only to turn around and make merchandise illegally with my art behind my back and profit majorly off it while on tour. Fuck them".
Fans questioned how the rapper got "finessed" to get more detail and Six gave it to them.
@theykilledsix isn't it wild how the culture decries the creative vultures found at the heads of record labels when the artists themselves turn around and commit the exact same sin with fellow creatives?— ... ... -..- ... (@ssxsmusic) May 9, 2019
if you can't beat them, join them ig... https://t.co/D0FEbgro5H
Soon after, he tweeted:
"THIS IS EXACTLY HOW HE IS ABLE TO EXPLOIT PEOPLE. HIS MESSAGE OF POSITIVITY MAKES THEM FEEL COMFORTABLE WHILE HE FINESSES THE MONEY BEHIND THEY BACK."
You’re missing a lot of things. Mainly the fact that during the process the art remained my intellectual property. They paid for my creative direction over a period of time. We verbally agreed to use the pieces for album art, NOT MERCH. Hold your tongue if you don’t know. https://t.co/ffKYZRuyhP— six (@theykilledsix) May 9, 2019
Although Six has taken to Twitter to express how he feels, it is unclear whether he has spoken to Cole about it since. J.Cole also hasn't responded on social media.