Kiesza Is Being Sued for Her Award Winning 'Hideaway' Video

Graffiti artist Jamie Hef, a.k.a. Jamie Mitchel Kosse is suing her for copyright infringement and more
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Graffiti artist Jamie Hef, a.k.a. Jamie Mitchel Kosse is suing her for copyright infringement and more
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Kiesza's smash hit 'Hideaway' helped launch the Canadian artist into the spotlight back in 2014 with it's extremely catchy melody and lyrics. The track was a major stepping stone in her career and she has since crossed over into the pop spectrum and hasn't looked back. 

The video for the popular track, which has amassed over 300 million plays on Youtube, features Kiesza dancing through the streets of Brooklyn around one of the more popular neighborhoods of Williamsburg. This is where Kiesza and Universal might have run into some trouble, as a graffiti artist, who's artwork is seen in the video, has recently taken legal action.

Graffiti artist Jamie Hef, a.k.a. Jamie Mitchel Kosse filed a federal complaint stating that his artwork seen in the video "creates the false impression that plaintiff endorses Kiesza, which he does not, and that he authorized the usage of his highly distinctive works to promote the launch of Kiesza's career," states the complaint.

Kosse also claims that the use of his artwork "appears to have been intentional because they are emblematic of the urban gritty cool image that Kiesza projects in the 'Hideaway' video and in her subsequent music videos.'"

Kosse is seeking damages for copyright infringement and false endorsement. 

Watch the 'Hideaway' video below.

[via: Courthouse News]