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DJ Khaled

Accused of Biting Gold Chain Pose

From New Rapper Kolley

4/29/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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DJ Khaled jacked his new hardcore cover art over from another rapper, who happens to be an up and comer named Kolley -- but the up and comer has lawyers ... and TMZ has learned they're taking legal action.

Here's the deal ... Kolley dropped his debut mixtape, "RNS" about 6 weeks ago ... with a pretty distinctive cover shot (left) -- a closeup of his face, clenching a gold chain in his matching gold grill.

Cut to this week ... when DJ Khaled released "They Don't Love You No More" with artwork that's pretty much identical to Kolley's

We're told Kolley's peeps at Bigg Bank Entertainment just sent a cease and desist letter to Khaled's label ... warning them to stop using the cover art STAT or face a legal s**tstorm.

Chew on that.

49 COMMENTS

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1.

H8Kardash    

Who cares

178 days ago
2.

Sue79    

Yeah no one's ever taken a pic with a gold chain between their teeth. Super original.

178 days ago
3.

Dikeisha Jackson    

Wow this has become BlackMZ 12% of population 90% of headlines

178 days ago
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Rhubino    

Hmmm. Maybe I should put out a CD, with me on the cover looking like a douchbag wanker, and then sue all artists who look like douchbag wankers on their CDs.

178 days ago
5.

TheWana    

It's not identical and neither one of these bozos are the first to do this. And certainly won't be the last.

178 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

Lol funny thing, after all this blows over I swear they will collab with each other I mean most of the biggest beefs such as "50 cent and fat joe" I mean the list goes on it happens do research

178 days ago
7.

Harlin's Garage    

And the blacks are worried about Sterling and his freedom of speech. Good god people, how long does it take to get your **** together?

178 days ago
8.

Monique    

Actually dj khaled did the picture some good.

178 days ago
9.

Phishie from Philly    

I thought DJ Khaled was Kevin James!
..

178 days ago
10.

Sally M    

Really? 'Cause you OWN having a chain in your teeth? Did you trademark that? yeah that's what I thought.

178 days ago
11.

Brian    

This is stupid. You can't sue over something like this. You can't get a trademark for a pose on an album cover. It's not like the other guy used his photo. Both photos are dumb though.

178 days ago
12.

billson1234    

Pretty sure I've seen another rapper do that exact same pose with gold teeth and a gold chain I just can't think of who it is I'm thinking of either master p plies or asap rocky or maybe it's none of them

178 days ago
13.

Rusty Shackleford    

your interview with this "whoever he is" rapper was horrid, know what im sayin?
listening to it, know what im sayin?, was like pullin teeth, know what i'm sayin?
i cant believe, know what i'm sayin?, that imbeciles still, know what i'm sayin?, talk like this, know what i'm sayin?????

178 days ago
14.

monique    

i'm sure somebody somewhere posed with a gold chain in their mouth way before either one of them and somebody else before that, what a stupid story!

178 days ago
15.

king Leonidas    

weaksauce

178 days ago
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