Lil Uzi Vert Faces Lawsuit From Heaven's Gate For "New Patek" Artwork
Lil Uzi Vert's "New Patek" is one of the better songs released this week. But it looks like Heaven's Gate has legal issues the with the song's artwork.
According to Page Six, the religious cult continues their action against the Philly rapper after he referenced their group with the artwork for his new single.
The artwork features an image of Uzi sticking his arm through a keyhole, an image that mirrors Heaven's Gate's official logo. The cult previously issues complaints last month, when Uzi referenced the logo for his project Eternal Atake.
Page Six also reports Heaven's Gate will continue to take the legal action against the "Safe House" rapper.
“Our attorneys are working with him on direct and clear infringement of trademarks, copyrights and use of logo,” Heaven's Gate reps said to Page Six. “We are also dealing with expressions of ‘Fair Use’ which is cited when this kind of image is displayed. The artist has to be careful to not make full use of the spirit and meaning of the group while altering images of it to make it look like he isn’t infringing. We will see what can be sorted out. It is in the hands of attorneys."
In related news, the release of Uzi's new single could mean Eternal Atake is coming in the very near future. Over the last few months, Uzi has previewed plenty of new music on social media, and if it's anything like "New Patek," Eternal Atake will be fire.