According to a report in this morning’s IMDb, “Diddy (Sean Combs) has been slapped with a $5 million breach of contract and copyright infringement lawsuit by model Tyson Beckford, formerly the face of Diddy’s Sean John clothing line. Tyson alleges that once his contract ran out, Combs failed to renew it, but continued to use his image and likeness to advertise the line without permission. Beckford’s attorney, Kenneth Montgomery, says:
What we have here is a blatant case of wrong doing on behalf of Mr. Combs and Sean John. They willfully continued to use Mr. Beckford’s image without permission because he become known as the face of Sean John. My client reached out to Mr. Combs several times before coming to my firm. His manager Beth Ann Hardison also contacted him to seek a resolution. They were not heard.”
Never in a million years would I have imagined that someone named “Diddy” could become some kind of rap mogul, alongside genuinely dangerous thugs like Suge Knight. Even at my Aryan white country-club prep-school, if your name was “Diddy”, it might as well have been “swing me around by my underwear and stuff me in a fat-girl’s locker”. And since this kind of lawsuit is pretty common, I totally believe Diddy is guilty, because everything that hack does can only be described by whatever word means the exact opposite of “groundbreaking”.
Oh, uhh, I couldn’t find any decent sized pictures of Tyson Beckford for the ladies, but here are some of the Rock that I found
under my pillow online somewhere manly. And … um, they’re both … I don’t know … from islands. I think. Or maybe not. What am I, his biographer?