when will she learn to stop plagiarising other people's works?
Something about Rihanna's "You Da One" video looks familiar and one Norwegian photographer may agree.
the video, released last week, Rihanna can be spotted gyrating
around on the floor as the stripes and dot-shaped shadows dance on
her flesh-colored body suit. As the Fashionista
blog pointed out, the gorgeous creative direction in the video
would seem nearly identical to the work of renowned fashion
photographer Sølve Sundsbø.
Back in 2008
Sundsbø created these manipulated light and shadow skin creations in
an editorial for Numero titled "Points a la Ligne." In the spread,
model Edita Vilkeviciute poses nude with the light projections
slithering on her body and rocking a remarkably similar bowl cut wig
to the singer. Rihanna was certainly "inspired" by the editorial,
but is her inspiration a bit too direct?
is the third time the songstress has apparently cribbed from a
famous photographer. Her titillating clip for "S&M" drew the ire
of David LaChapelle, who received an "undisclosed sum" from the
singer earlier this year for similarities in the video to his work.
She also faced another lawsuit from photog Philipp Paulus over a
scene in the video.
Neither Rihanna or Sundsbø
have commented on the new allegations. It should be noted that the
director behind "You Da One," Melina Matsoukas, also shot the
"S&M" video, as well as the epic clip for Rihanna's "We Found