Solána Imani Rowe, professionally generally known as SZA, took to Twitter to criticize a photographer who she says launched footage of her with out her consent. The photographer fired again, saying he wasn’t paid nor reimbursed for the photoshoot bills.
In keeping with Uproxx, in a collection of now-deleted Tweets, the singer and songwriter condemned photographer Edwig Henson (also referred to as “Edwiggery”) who she alleges launched pictures of her with out permission.
SZA introduced the matter public in a Tweet: “releasing footage of me w out my consent is horrifying. Y’all watch out working w folks u don’t know properly.”
SZA reveals her current photoshoot was launched with out her consent. pic.twitter.com/VxHjGYudo6
— Pop Base (@PopBase) October 26, 2021
One in every of her followers requested if her put up was written with regard to pictures that featured SZA in a blue bikini that had just lately surfaced on social media, which SZA confirmed to be true.
“He actually textual content me [and] stated ‘sorry if u by no means wanna work w me once more however I made a decision I’m releaseing these,’” she wrote.
SZA added that she had “by no means felt extra powerless or disrespected.”
Terrence “Punch” Henderson, President of High Dawg Leisure, the media manufacturing firm that SZA is signed with, additionally referred to as out the photographer after failing to get in touch with him to take the pictures down.
The photographer responded to the matter by tweeting “undoubtedly not doing something for clout, there’s a lot extra to this than you guys know, I’m not a nasty individual. I’m not arguing with anybody on social media. By no means have, by no means will. And please cease sending loss of life threats [prayer hands emoji].”
In response to the photographer’s clarification, Punch replied “and you continue to obtained the put up up on ig?? You doing this unsuitable champ. I promise you you’re doing this the unsuitable method.”
Edwig Henson, or “Edwiggery,” defended himself, saying they didn’t have contracts and he spent cash on hair and make-up. TDE’s Punch stepped in.https://t.co/zGLCZAWLM7
— HotNewHipHop (@HotNewHipHop) October 27, 2021
HotNewHipHop stories that Henson revealed no person had signed a contract for the shoot and that SZA was concerned with shopping for the images however allegedly had “very poor” communication along with his administration and didn’t make the cost throughout the given timeframe. He additionally added that he paid for the studio, hairstylist, and make-up artist however obtained no compensation in return. Clearly he believed that any settlement betweent hem was damaged and he was capable of do with the pictures what he happy given the circumstances.
Though Henson identified that because the photographer he owns rights to those pictures, they’ve since been deleted from his Instagram.
Picture credit: Header picture by The Come Up Present, Artistic Commons.