The well-known Heaven’s Gate cult has called out Lil Uzi Vert for copyright infringement regarding the artwork for his new forthcoming album “Eternal Atake.”
Lil Uzi shared the covers for the new album on his social media page, which eerily resembles the logo used by Heaven’s Gate, the group are famous for their 1997 mass suicide.
‘Heaven’s Gate’ was an American UFO religious millenarian cult based in San Diego, California, founded in 1974 and led by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group, who had participated in a mass suicide in order to reach what they believed was an extraterrestrial spacecraft following Comet Hale–Bopp.”
A rep from the cult told rap website Genius.com, “He is using and adapting our copyrights and trademarks without our permission and the infringement will be taken up with our attorneys. This is not fair use or parody, it it a direct and clear infringement.”