Cam'ron Accused Of Stealing Harlem Photo For Mixtape Cover

Photographer Ellis Reed is suing Cam'ron for stealing his photo on “The Program.”

By: Shirley Ju @shirju

(AllHipHop News) Cam'ron is being sued for allegedly stealing a photo to use on the cover of his 2017 project, The Program.

Photographer Ellis Reed claims he used the iconic shot without his permission.

Taken in 1987, the photograph is described as “Harlem street scene. Children playing in an abandoned and junked car.”

It was a part of Reed’s book of photography titled "Black In America," and also considered one of the best pieces of work in his career.

The lawsuit reads, "He has displayed the Photograph at the point of sale of the mixtape, plastered the Photograph all over merchandise, created videos on his social media pages featuring the Photograph, and even promoted his collaboration with Reebok using the Photograph, all without the least regard for Reed's intellectual property rights.”

Reed and his lawyers first tried to reach out to The Diplomats rapper earlier this year, but were unsuccessful.

Now, they are taking the matter to court for copyright infringement.