article by Danielle Doty
edited by Charlee Tucker
|Ariana Grande music video motion picture|
|Painting by Vladimir Kush|
In July, of the year 2018, Ariana Grande’s newest hit song/music video ‘God is a Women’ was aired for the world to see. Over time Grande’s song and music video became highly viewed, with over 200 million viewers as of August. But with all these viewers came some unwanted attention, As you can see in the images provided, the horizontal image is Ariana Grande’s picture that played for a little less than a minute in her video and the vertical image is the painting created by famous artist, Vladimir Kush. Kush was outraged with the similarities in these images and filed a lawsuit against Grande using her legal name along with the Universal Music Group, the video director, producer, and production company. Both Grande and Kush's attorneys refused to talk to the Associated Press about the case. This has been the latest lawsuit filed for copyright on Ariana, followed by two others that are known. This means it is not the first time that it has happened and couldn't have been accidentally copyright, without permission.