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Ice Cube Photographer Sues Forever 21

The photographer is saying the retail store used an image of his without permission.

Patrick Hoelck is suing Forever 21 for using an image of his without permission, TMZ reports. He is the photographer who took the famous picture of Ice Cube snarling.

The retail store used the image to make a women’s sweater with his face in the Oakland Raiders logo and a men’s T-shirt with the same design.

Hoelck is also suing clothing company Control, who designed a similar shirt.

He says that he sent a letter to both companies in June demanding that they stop selling the T-shirts, but neither complied, so he is taking them to court for the profits from the products.

Forever 21 released the women’s sweater, along with other N.W.A-inspired clothing, in 2013 and after receiving criticism for the collection, took the items off the shelves, according to Huffington Post.

A men’s version of the T-shirt is still up on the Forever 21 website, but is sold out.Ice-Cube_06-08-2015-300x300

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