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The Game has reached a settlement in the lawsuit over the cover art for his "Ryda" single with DeJ Loaf.
According to the Jasmine Brand, Ariza Obey filed documents Tuesday (March 22), to say that he is no longer pursuing legal action against the Compton, California rapper and is dismissing the case.
Obey sued The Game in August because the "Ryda" artwork starkly resembled a photo he posted to his Instagram of a man and woman embracing each other holding guns outwards. He claims that The Documentary 2 rapper was likely to see it because of a series of mutual connections and the original image's popularity on the social media site.
The Game has an ongoing lawsuit from a woman who claimed he sexually assaulted her and, in another case, lost a default judgment and must pay $100,000 to an off-duty police officer whom he punched during a basketball game.
(This article was first published on August 26, 2015 and is as follows.)
The Game is being sued by rapper and designer Ariza Obey over the artwork for "Ryda," his single with Dej Loaf, according to TMZ.
Obey is saying that The Game stole his black and white photograph. The image shows himself holding a woman with their arms holding gold guns pointing in opposite directions. Obey has multiple black and white images from the shoot on his Instagram page showing himself and the woman with various gold accents.
Obey says that he first posted the gun image on Instagram in 2014 and that The Game likely came across the image through a series of mutual connections.
The Game's "Ryda" art shows a similar image of a man holding onto a woman, but in a brown tone.