Machine Gun Kelly Is Being Forced To Change ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ Album Art

Machine Gun Kelly announced late Monday (Sept. 7) evening that he is being forced to change his upcoming Tickets To My Downfall album art due to allegedly plagiarism by the artist who designed it. The rapper shared the news on…

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Machine Gun Kelly announced late Monday (Sept. 7) evening that he is being forced to change his upcoming Tickets To My Downfall album art due to allegedly plagiarism by the artist who designed it.

The rapper shared the news on Twitter that he was unaware that the artist (Terry Urban) who created his album art for his upcoming project allegedly copied a photo from another artist.

The “Bloody Valentine” singer let fans know that he did not make the design and has apologized to the original artist (Sen Mitsuji).

“Found out that the album cover I released was essentially copied from a photo we do not own,” Machine Gun Kelly explained. “I didn’t make this design so I apologize to the original artist. Im in the process of replacing it right now.”

While the rapper was completely aware of the plagiarized art, It was brought to his attention by fans who offered side-by-side comparisons on social media of his album art created by Terry Urban and Sen Mitsuji’s original art, which you can see below.

It appears that Urban allegedly copied Mitsuji’s original photo and fans are not happy about it as now Machine Gun Kelly is forced to completely change the design and redo his album art ahead of the album’s September 25 release.

He is currently “in the process of replacing” the album art right now as he apologizes to the original artist and respects their work of art.

MGK just revealed the album art for his much-anticipated new album on Friday (Sept. 4).

Tickets To My Downfall is scheduled to be released on September 25. You can view the full track list to the upcoming album, HERE.

UPDATE:

Machine Gun Kelly’s Album Art Designer Issues Statement: “I Have The Outmost Respect For Any And All Creatives”

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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