Snoop Dogg is being sued over an Instagram post

Snoop Dogg is being sued over an Instagram post

The 49-year-old rapper is the subject of legal action from Freedom News TV (FNTV), who are seeking $150,000 from him in federal court after accusing him of posting one of their videos – a clip of a protestor scaling a building in New York City – on his social media page without permission.

The company make their money by licensing the rights to photos and videos but admitted they saw the video on Snoops Instagram on 3 April and didn’t register the clip for a copyright until 9 April.

The video in question can still be seen on the ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ hitmaker’s page, along with the caption: “Dummy of the week.”

The post has been shared with Snoop’s 65 million followers and has attracted more than 4.5 million views.

The post on Snoop’s page has over 4.5 million views and was posted to the rapper’s 65 million followers.

FNTV said: “Without permission or authorisation from Plaintiff, Defendant volitionally selected, copied, stored and/or displayed Plaintiff’s copyright protected Video.”

Snoop has yet to respond to the case, RadarOnline.com reports.

Meanwhile, the hip hop legend recently reflected on his “beautiful” friendship with celebrity lifestyle guru Martha Stewart.

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