[EXCLUSIVE] Russell Simmons Accused of Ripping Off Rick Ross’ Photographer, Sued For Damages & Injunction

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theJasmineBRAND.com has learned that Russell Simmons is accused of ripping off Rick Ross’ photographer and refusing to comply with a cease and desist and now he has been slapped with a federal lawsuit.

A photographer named Armen Djerrahian filed a federal lawsuit against Russell Simmons and Global Grind.

He explains that he is a successful photographer who works with hip hop artists from Jay-Z, 50 Cent to Kanye West. His photos have appeared on XXL, Vibe and many other outlets. He also has directed many music videos and commercials for hip hop artists.

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Djerrahian says that back in 2010, he shot rapper Rick Ross for XXL Magazine. The images show the rapper holding his hand in the shape of a gun to his head. He says that he had the image copyrighted and it is well known in the industry that he shot the photos.