Louis Vuitton Calls Out Rick Ross For Wearing Knock Offs
Rick Ross has been called out and should we say ‘exposed’ by Louis Vuitton for ‘rockin’ counterfeit sunglasses on the feature cover of XXL Magazine’s May 2009 issue.
On Monday, Louis Vuitton contacted the editors of XXL Magazine revealing to them the fact that the sunglasses that the Miami rapper was wearing was knock offs and not genuine LV on the entertainment cover.
Furthermore, the fashion brand, LV, states that Rick Ross or “Mr. Ross” as they put it, who recently released his album “Deeper Than Rap” after months of beefing with rapper 50 Cent, did not have permission to prominently feature Louis Vuitton trademarks, counterfeit or otherwise.
Editors at XXL reportedly received the following letter from Louis Vuitton regarding the counterfeit sunglasses worn by Rick Ross on their May 2009 magazine cover:
We were dismayed to see the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL Magazine, which features a photo of Rick Ross wearing a pair of sunglasses prominently featuring counterfeit Louis Vuitton trademarks. Because the photo has generated considerable confusion among your readers and Louis Vuitton customers among others, we feel it is important to clarify several points.
The first is that the sunglasses Mr. Ross is wearing were not made by Louis Vuitton, and in fact, are counterfeit. Louis Vuitton did not grant permission to Mr. Ross or to whoever did make the sunglasses to use our trademarks. The second is that no affiliation, sponsorship or association exists between Rick Ross or XXL and Louis Vuitton. The third is that counterfeiting is illegal.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to correct the confusion.
Michael D. Pantalony, Esq.
Louis Vuitton Malletier