News

Kanye sues ‘Coinye West’ creators

Kanye sues ‘Coinye West’ creators

COINYE WEST: Kanye isn't laughing. Photo: Associated Press

Rapper Kanye West has launched a lawsuit against a group of online entrepreneurs who are using his likeness to promote a new crypto-currency.

The “Stronger” hitmaker’s lawyers filed a cease-and-desist order against the creators of Coinye West last week, claiming trademark infringement.

Following the legal threat, the creators changed the name of the currency to Coinye, altered the image of the logo, which features a cartoon likeness of the rapper, and switched their domain to one registered in India, before launching two days early on Jan. 7.

On Tuesday, West filed a lawsuit in a New York court seeking an injunction against executives at several companies including Bravo, Dogecoin and Amazon.com, which provides web hosting services for websites utilizing the Coinye currency.

PHOTOS: 13 pictures of Kanye West looking angry 

The rap star is also seeking a portion of the profits claiming the Coinye West creators have harmed his reputation, according to TMZ.com.

The lawsuit comes just days after police announced they were investigating West for allegedly assaulting an 18-year-old man for insulting fiancé Kim Kardashian.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Entertainment

Doritos, Esurance early ad winners on social media during Super Bowl

beyonce

From the cute and trendy to the downright creepy, Super Bowl 50 was full of ads to remember - and a few that we'd like to forget.

4 hours ago in Entertainment, Sports

TWITTER REACTS: Super Bowl 50 halftime show

Coldplay singer Chris Martin sings during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Coldplay has a lot of fans ... but most of them were not on Twitter on Sunday night.

4 hours ago in Entertainment, Sports

Coldplay, guests rock Super Bowl 50 halftime

Beyoncé, from left, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Bruno Mars brought down the house on Sunday night for an unforgettable Super Bowl halftime show.

4 hours ago in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

WATCH: Super Bowl 50 commercials

14-overlay-1

A 30-second commercial spot on Super Sunday can cost up to $5 million. Which Super Sunday ad was your favorite?

6 hours ago in Music

Lady Gaga calls Super Bowl performance ‘dream come true’

ladygaga

The "Poker Face" hitmaker still can't believe she graced the Super Bowl stage to sing America's national anthem, insisting it is a "dream come true."

Weather

condition Condition: Overcast
Temperature: 34°
High: 24° - Low: 10°