Categories: MusicNews

“KOD” Cover Artist Claims J. Cole Ripped Off His Artwork

The artist alleges Cole’s team used his artwork for profit without his consent.

Kamau “Sixmau” Haroon, the artist who created the artwork for J. Cole’s KOD 2018 album, has accused the rapper of profiting off his work and breaking their verbal agreement. Sixmau claims Cole sold merchandise featuring his artwork without his consent.

On Wednesday (May 8) the artist, tweeted he was “finessed by dreamville.”

When one Twitter user responded to the claim asking how, he explained, “I did all the creative direction for the KOD album and he told me my work was only going to be used for booklet art. Only to turn around and make merchandise illegally with my art behind my back and profit majorly off it while on tour. Fuck them.”

READ: J. Cole is Embarrassed by the “Platinum With No Features” Meme: “Y’all Gonna Make Me Put a Feature on the Album”

He continued, writing, “I was in direct contact working strictly with Cole. His manager is his best friend ibrahim who was often in the room with him.”

The artist claims he and Cole had a verbal agreement, saying “I could sue but it’d be tedious and I’m dealing with an eviction rn on top of all of that.”

Dreamville team members have yet to respond to the claims.

Ivie Ani

Ivie is a Nigerian-American, native New Yorker, and journalist covering culture. Usually on-air, on deadline, and on point. @ivieani

Share
Published by
Ivie Ani
Tags: KOD

Recent Posts

Here’s What Critics Are Saying About New Will Smith Film ‘Emancipation’

The embargo for new Will Smith film Emancipation has lifted. Some critics are calling Smith's portrayal of… Read More

December 1, 2022

Flying Lotus Talks New Audible Podcast & Gives Update on Next Film, ‘Ash’

 Flying Lotus spoke to Okayplayer about Alice Coltrane, spirituality, composing for film and television and… Read More

December 1, 2022

Erykah Badu Talks Hip-Hop With Bronx Rapper Ice Spice

Joined by her eldest daughter Puma Curry, Erykah Badu interviewed Ice Spice on what a… Read More

December 1, 2022

Kanye West Praises Hitler During Outrageous Appearance on Alex Jones’ ‘Infowars’

On Thursday, Kanye West spoke to right-wing and conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones about… Read More

December 1, 2022

A Bruce Lee Biopic is in the Works

Mason Lee, son of acclaimed director Ang Lee, is set to star in a biopic… Read More

December 1, 2022

Dapper Dan on Trying to “Destigmatize” the Hoodie

 On the eve of the release of his latest GAP hoodie, we briefly spoke to… Read More

November 30, 2022