Travis Scott has been sued by a French artist who claims the Sicko Mode rapper stole his art.
TMZ reports French arrist, Mickaël Mehala also known as Black Childish claims Scott stole his centaur artwork and used it as the cover for his 2016 compilation album “Travis La Flame.”
Mehala claims he created the art in 2015, and sent it to Travis via Instagram DM in 2016 so he could see it and hopefully reshare with his fans. However, Mehala says he never got a response from Scott, and was shocked to find out his centaur art had been used as the cover for Travis La Flame without his knowledge.
In the French legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Mehala claims he formally registered a copyright for the art in February 2019. He also says he reached out to Travis and his management team about the issue, and was told by one of Scott’s attorneys in the summer of 2019 that Scott wasn’t aware the art belonged to anyone in particular.
Though the lawsuit notes the centaur art has since been removed from multiple platforms, Mehala still wants compensation and is suing for hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as sole control of his centaur going forward.
Released in 2016, Travis La Flame included songs such as Days Before Rodeo and Skyfall.