That's what the accusations say.
Even though musicians, artists, and actors alike constantly have to face false accusations and insults throughout their careers, there are some accusations that can stop a career dead in its tracks, being accused of artistic theft is one of them. It can make people stop trusting celebrities’ brands and second guess whether anything they put out is truly theirs or not, even if the accusations are done away with.
This might be the fate that Frank Ocean is facing, as he’s recently been accused of plagiarizing art for his blondedRADIO Beats 1 show. If the accusations are true, it doesn’t bode well for the music star.
Frank Ocean is one of those musicians that really reminds us that music is art. His music is constantly redefining genres, bringing new and unique beats and styles to every track.
So what would happen if it turned out that Frank wasn’t actually producing his own content? That’s what murmurings on Twitter are suggesting.
One fan took to Twitter when they noticed that there was something strangely familiar about the art for Frank Ocean’s blondedRADIO.
Apparently the image used for blondedRADIO looked a little too similar to what was used by Germany-based electronic acts Jesse Osborne-Lanthier and Grischa Lichtenberger for their project Conversation Sur Lettres Mortes.
It didn’t really gain traction until the other artist, Lanthier, caught wind of it and took to Twitter to share his thoughts.
Even though not everyone was totally convinced that the similarities meant anything, Lanthier seemed pretty sure that he had been ripped off.
He took to Twitter, sharing, “LOL been brought to my att that Frank Ocean ripd-off Grischa Lichtenberger n I’s poster that came with ‘CSLM’ on cosmo rhythmatic last year,” accompanied by this tweet of the two images side by side.
… To be fair, they do look pretty similar.