Snowboard Manufacturer Sued Over Notorious B.I.G.’s Face On Products
March 9, 2019 was the day that NYC and the rest of the world marked 21 years since the death of one of the biggest rap legends that the world know – Christopher Wallace “Biggie Smalls” aka Notorious B.I.G. Along with the love shown for the artist, there were few events related to the rapper that went to the legal issues. The first one was between Diddy and Sauce Money, and was “I’ll Be Missing You” related (the tribute to B.I.G).
Now, the second legal issue just came in.
According to The Blast, the Swiss Snowboard manufacturing company named “Yes. Snowboards” it’s being sued over one of their products, which is a snowboard with the face of Biggie illustrated on it. The legal papers, filled up by Faith Evans and Biggie Smalls’ mother Voletta Wallace via Notorious B.I.G. LLC (company founded by Voletta and Faith to manage and control all the rights over Biggie’s legacy) says that Yes. Snowboards used the pic of “Big Poppa” mastermind, without any permission or any agreement.
The Yes. Company already deleted the product from their sales list, but Evans and the late rapper’s mother are concerned about their existing contract with another company and the damages that are possible over the contract.