Photographer Al Pereira is suing the Queens-bred legend for sharing the photo on social media back in 2020 without permission or licensing the work.
Photographer Al Pereira Sues Nas Over Tupac Photo Used On Instagram
An infamous photo of Nas and 2Pac from 1993 has landed the Queensbridge rapper in federal court.
Back in July 1993, Pereira took a photo of Nas and Tupac Shakur as they were hanging out at New York's Club Amazon. In 2017, Pereira reportedly registered for copyright after republishing the image, and in 2020, Nas is said to have shared it on his Instagram page.
Radar reports, photographer Al Pereira has named Nas in a lawsuit, claiming he shared Pereira’s photo of him, Pac and Redman outside of Club Amazon in 1993 without permission or licensing the work. Per court documents, Nas re-uploaded the photo to his personal Instagram account in 2020, three years after Pereira registered copyright for it.
Pereira would file his suit in February, and in his eyes, the worth of the photo diminished after Nas posted it on Instagram. He’s suing for damages plus an injunction against Nas for using his work.
This not the first time ─ In 2017, he sued Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner for unlawful use of photographs he took of Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. The Jenners attempted to use the photos as part of a clothing line.