|Posted by Admin on May 17, 2021 at 8:05 AM|
The music video for Skillibeng and Honey Milan’s “Chappa Gyal” was deleted, edited, and re-uploaded on Thursday (May 13) after receiving backlash from H&L Rapid True Value for the use of one of their buildings in the making of the video.
“The reason for the re-upload is to avoid a possible lawsuit of infringement of a trademark,” has now been written below the newly uploaded video to educate fans on what exactly took place.
The producer of the music video was served with a cease-and-desist letter from a law firm representing H&L Rapid True Value. According to lawyers from Levy Cheeks, H&L Rapid True Value was not pleased with how their establishment was being displayed in the video. The firm argued that the transformation of the building in question could mislead customers into believing the company is “associated with or endorses” the music.
The company’s building, which was only visible for a few seconds at the beginning of the video, represented a concocted ‘scamming base,’ renamed ‘SkilliMoney Headquarters.’ The company’s building is no longer visible in the newly uploaded visuals.
Urban Islandz spoke with Tevin Richards of YGF Records, who explained the monetary fallout from the recent actions.