American photographer Robert Barbera has sued Ariana Grande over two photographs she shared on Instagram that showed her shopping in New York City.
Barbera is suing for copyright infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
He alleged that Grande shared on Instagram two photos he took of her without licensing or asking for “permission or consent to publish the photographs.,” multiple sources reported.
The photos in question were snapped as Grande strolled through Manhattan with a bag featuring the word “Sweetener,” the name of the star’s 2018 album and current world tour.
The Blast reported that the photos, which she captioned “Happy sweetener day,” have been taken down. More than 3.3 million people liked them when she shared them on the day her album was released.
The photographer is suing for $25,000 per photo…