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Cam’Ron is being sued by photographer Ellis Reed over the Harlem image that was used for his recent mixtape entitled The Program.

The image of the street scene was taken in Harlem over 30 years ago and appears in Reed’s photo book Black In America, which he considers some of his best work.


The lawsuit reads, “He has displayed the Photograph at the point of sale of the mixtape, plastered the Photograph all over merchandise, created videos on his social media pages featuring the Photograph, and even promoted his collaboration with Reebok using the Photograph, all without the least regard for Reed’s intellectual property rights.”

Cam’Ron, whose real name is Cameron Giles, is being sued by Ellis for copyright infringement.