Artist Erni Vales Talks Creating Iconic Lil Kim Louis Vuitton Outfit
There's just certain photos in music history that either perfectly capture a moment for an artist or are so spot in their creativity they become iconic, etched into our mind as a definitive visual.
Think John Lennon in his New York City T-shirt with his arms crossed. 2Pac in a Detroit Red Wings jersey spitting at photographer while exiting a court appearance. Barron Claiborne's snapshot of Biggie donning a crown. Kurt Cobain in a frumpy sweater, guitar in hand during his Unplugged performance.
The process behind one of those shots includes a lot of personnel, from—of course—photographers to a bunch of dedicated contributors.
For one of the most iconic images of the early aughts, Lil Kim suited in a leather one-piece outfit adorned with the LV logo of Louis Vuitton for Interview magazine's November 1999 issue, it certainly was a group effort.
The look was snapped by David LaChapelle, who birthed the symbol idea that was executed by graffiti artist Ernie Vales. The imaged was dubbed one of the Top 50 photos in rock by Rolling Stone. Watch the video above to hear [< href="http://revolt.tv/video/graffiti-artist-erni-vales-talks-creating-lil-kims-iconic-louis-vuitton-outfit/8365337C-1706-4398-9C50-26401E001FB5" target="blank">LINK] Vales explain the concept; "I have certain experiences in my career where I look back and I'm like, I used to paint trains and now I'm here," Vales told REVOLT at Art Basel 2014. "How crazy is that?"
Posted on 09 Dec 2014 by LilKimZone
Lil Kim’s $1 Million Legal Battle Against Ex-Business Partners Thrown Out of Court
[source: thejasminebrand.com] Rapper Lil Kim was reportedly unresponsive with her own $1 million dollar legal battle against her ex-business partners and now a New York judge has ordered the entire lawsuit be thrown out of court, theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports.
The rapper originally sued her her ex-business partners for 1 million dollars, claiming they tricked her into signing deals that paid them nearly half of her earning — from licensing her name and trademark.
Her ex-business partner fired back, claiming she ruined numerous licensing deals his company worked on including perfume, clothing line, liquor and energy drink, as well as a shoe line. In the court documents, the ex-partner accused her of refusing to show up to meetings and promotional events for the products. He reportedly sued Lil Kim for $15 million.
Then on August 28th, the defendants filed docs stating that Lil Kim had failed to file a response to the court-suit or any filings to allow the lawsuit to proceed. The company states that it has been over a year since Lil Kim has participated in her OWN lawsuit. They demanded Kim be awarded nothing and her lawsuit be dismissed. Then earlier this month, Lil Kim’s own legal team filed docs requesting they be allowed to drop their client due to her not communicating with them and also for failing to pay them for their work.
The New York judge presiding over the case then ordered that the rapper appear in court to explain to him what her deal is with the lawsuit. Then on November 28th, the NY court judge came back dismissing the entire legal battle due to Lil Kim blowing off the lawsuit and disregarding his order for her to appear. The order grants the defendants motion for default and closes the case once and for all with Lil Kim not being awarded anything from the suit.