Not fazed? Chanel West Coast didn’t seem to be too worried that Sharon Stone filed a lawsuit against her for using the actress’ name in a 2018 rap song titled “Sharon Stoned” and the accompanying music video. The Ridiculousness star — whose real name is Chelsea Chanel Dudley — took to Instagram Stories to react to the news.
“Lmao just another day in my life,” Dudley, 31, captioned a screengrab of an article discussing the lawsuit on Wednesday, November 6, while adding a shrugging and laughing emoji. Stone is seeking punitive damages and profits from the song and video.
According to the report by Rolling Stone, the actress, 61, claims the rapper used her “name for commercial purposes without her consent” by repeating her moniker multiple times in the track.
Furthermore, Stone also vented her frustrations about the video released in April 2019, which shows Dudley recreating some of the actress’ iconic movie scenes, including one from her hit film Basic Instinct. Stone found this unacceptable because she felt the product placement for Shine rolling papers made it appear as though she was a “celebrity endorser” of cannabis paraphernalia.
“Sharon Stone maintains strict control over the manner in which her name, likeness, image, identity, and persona are used,” it says in the court documents.
Dudley also released a statement of her own sharing her side of the story, revealing she was both “disappointed and surprised” that Stone took legal action, because the actress was supposedly set to appear in the video at one point in time.
“Sharon pulled out of participating in the music video the day of the shoot after months of conversations, in-person meetings with myself and the director, two dance rehearsals and even had her own ideas that she shared with myself and my team for the collaborative on the video,” Dudley claimed, noting how they proceeded with the shoot despite Stone’s decision to walk away.
“I am an artist who was expressing myself through music by making a song and video about someone whom I greatly admire,” the former Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star continued. “I only had the best intentions to create something visually amazing that highlights Sharon Stone as well as myself and for that I have done nothing wrong.”
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