Why is Nas being sued for a picture with Tupac? Hip-hop photographer files lawsuit against rapper over Instagram upload

A photo of Nas and 2Pac taken in 1993 has led to some legal trouble for the rapper. Radar reported that photographer Al Pereira has filed a lawsuit against the singer stating that he shared the picture without seeking permission or licensing the work.

The court documents mention that the artist re-uploaded the picture on his Instagram account in 2020, three years after Pereira registered its copyright.

Pereira would file a lawsuit in February and according to him, the photo’s value diminished after the songwriter shared it on Instagram. Pereira is suing for damages alongside an injunction against the I Am singer for using his work.

This is not Al’s first lawsuit related to his work. He had previously sued Kylie and Kendall Jenner in 2017 for unlawful use of the photographs he took of Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. The Jenners tried to use the pictures as part of a clothing line.