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.”
found out that the album cover i released was essentially copied from a photo we do not own.
i didn’t make this design so i apologize to the original artist.
i’m in the process of replacing it right now.
— blonde don (@machinegunkelly) September 8, 2020
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.
Tbh it’s cause he plagiarized the artwork. The spots that don’t seem detailed enough are blacked out in the original photo. Guess he couldn’t even make up detail where it was needed 🤦♀️ art theft is always so awkward and gross pic.twitter.com/BOec3DXxYR
— Emily 🖤 (@emilyisgayyyyy) September 6, 2020
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.