Someone Stole Troye Sivan’s Artwork AGAIN And Fans Are Pissed
15 August 2017, 11:35 | Updated: 15 August 2017, 11:47
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Hip-hop artist Legacy posted an iTunes link to his new album Boy Meets World yesterday with artwork that is clearly a blatant rip-off of the Blue Neighbourhood artwork. In fact, the only difference is that they've photoshopped Legacy's face over Troye's. Truly inspired!
Troye's brother, Tyde Levi, picked up on the copycat artwork and tagged his brother to comment on it. Troye has yet to respond but Troye's fans certainly had A LOT to say about it.
You know you have a bomb ass album cover when MULTIPLE artists try to steal it— hey (@liontroye) August 15, 2017
@XoLegacyy I AM READY FOR THE BEEF HUNTY— Marcella (@tipsyfortroye) August 15, 2017
how do people think they can actually get away with stealing cover art? wtf lmao— ac (@amberbcalderon) August 15, 2017
IM YELLINF WHAT THE FUCKKKK— Cameron (@GodHatesCameron) August 15, 2017
Legacy has since responded claiming that he meant "no disrespect" and that "the guy I paid to make it sent it to me and I liked it".
Guys I am so sorry about the artwork, I meant no disrespect or did it just to do it, the guy I paid to make it sent it to me and I liked it.— Legacy (@XoLegacyy) August 15, 2017
The album will be taken down and re uploaded with a different cover. Again, my apologies to Troy and his fans, shit went left real quick— Legacy (@XoLegacyy) August 15, 2017
Guys again I can't stress how sorry I am, I'm working alone, no team and the artist I paid said the artwork wouldn't get copyrighted pic.twitter.com/rnrcavyXkm— Legacy (@XoLegacyy) August 15, 2017
Regardless, the album is coming down asap and the new one will be up as soon as I can get it back up. My apologies again. pic.twitter.com/xsjGv1zmTP— Legacy (@XoLegacyy) August 15, 2017
We kinda feel bad for the guy. If you're paying an artist to design artwork for your album (which most people do) you'd hope at the bare minimum that they would create something original and NOT land you hot water for copying someone else's work. Let's hope he gets his money back, eh?
At present, the offending artwork is still on iTunes. We assume it will still be there until Legacy finds a replacement. Perhaps he should check out Troye's Instagram for some inspiration? Just a thought.