An Artist Wants to Sue Cardi B Over Her Simpsons Halloween Costume

  • Cardi B dressed as Marge Simpson in a Thierry Mugler-inspired dress for Halloween on Instagram.
  • AleXsandro Palombo, who created the original art, wants to take legal action against the rapper.
  • Palombo’s lawyer says Cardi B misappropriated his work without proper credit.

A contemporary pop artist known for transforming The Simpsons in his art says he could take action against Cardi B for recreating his work in a Halloween Instagram post. 

Italian artist aleXsandro Palombo claims Cardi B was never authorized to use his art for her Oct. 31 post, in which the rapper portrayed Marge Simpson in a dress cut out on the backside to expose her butt cleavage.

Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, did not credit Palombo in her post but used a picture of his art in the series of photos that she posted.

A post shared by Cardi B (@iamcardib)

She did, however, nod to French designer Thierry Mugler, the designer whose dress inspired Palombo’s work, in her Instagram caption.

Palombo, who created the artwork for Vogue UK in 2013, wrote in an Instagram post that he contacted Cardi B and did not receive a reply.

A model in a black, long sleeved, floor length gown with a butt cut-out

A model is seen wearing the Thierry Mugler dress that inspired Palombo’s work in 1995. The dress was part of Mugler’s Autumn/Winter prêt-à-porter collection

Pierre Vauthey/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images

Claudio Volpi, a lawyer working with Palombo, told Artnet News that…

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