Earlier this week we reported on a lawsuit filed by artist Lil Yachty against Ditto spin-off Opulous, claiming that the company had advertised a branded NFTs collection based on his music without his permission. Now Opulous is hitting back.
“Contrary to the assertions in the complaint filed by Lil Yachty, Opulous’s uses of Lil Yachty’s name and likeness were all authorised by Lil Yachty and his representatives,” said the company in a statement sent to Music Ally yesterday. “We intend to vigorously defend ourselves against these meritless claims.”
While Lil Yachty’s lawsuit noted that there had been two meetings between the artist’s team and Opulous to discuss a partnership, the legal battle – if it makes it to court rather than being settled outside – will come down to the paper trails concerning the relationship between the two parties.