Rihanna And David LaChapelle Settle Lawsuit
Posted on Wed Oct 19, 2011 04:22 PM PDT

rihannalachapelle200.jpgNEW YORK, New York (X17online) - Rihanna has settled a lawsuit with celebrity photographer David LaChapelle over her “S&M” music video.

LaChapelle sued Rihanna and her label, Def Jam, for $1 million, alleging that the aesthetic qualities of the “S&M” video were excessively similar to those of his own photographs.

“I like RiRi,” LaChapelle said after first filing the suit. “This is not personal, it’s strictly business. Musicians commonly pay to sample music or use someone’s beats and there should be no difference when sampling an artist’s visuals.”

The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount.