The artist formerly known as Taylor Swift? The “RIP Taylor Swift” mural that cropped up in Melbourne, Australia, earlier this week after an all-out war broke out between Kim Kardashian and Swift, has since been painted over to resemble, instead, Swift ...and more »
The artist formerly known as Taylor Swift? The â€œRIP Taylor Swiftâ€ mural that cropped up in Melbourne, Australia, earlier this week after an all-out war broke out between Kim Kardashian and Swift, has since been painted over to resemble, instead, Swiftâ€™s nemesis Kanye West.
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A photo of the original mural was posted on Instagram on Wednesday, July 20, with the 26-year-old singerâ€™s likeness painstakingly painted on a wall with the words: â€œIn Loving Memory of Taylor Smith 1989-2016.â€ (The artist responsible for the viral image, Lushsux, told BuzzFeed that the misspelling of the singerâ€™s last name was intentional to avoid â€œthe pending defamation lawsuitâ€ that might come their way.)
A mural of pop star Taylor Swift by Melbourne graffiti artist Lushsux in Melbourne, Australia.
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Sure enough, later that day, the artist posted a note to the Lushsux Instagram account, noting that â€œTaylor Smithâ€™s attorney has emailed me with a threat of legal action if I do not remove my wall relating to her.â€ WHO DID THIS?!?!
I also helped to make Taylor Smith famous @privatekanye
WHO DID THIS PLEASE STOP PLAYING WITH MY WORK
The caption for the post is simply a long string of â€œAhahahahahhahahahha.â€
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By the next day, somebody had already taken to the original mural with a paintbrush and turned the image into a memorial for Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla killed in May after a 3-year-old boy fell into his cage.â€œWHO DID THIS?!?!â€ the artist account captioned a photo of the freshly painted mural. The artistâ€™s work got one more facelift later that day, with Kanye Westâ€™s face emblazoned over both Swift and the gorillaâ€™s, and the words changed to â€œIn Loving Memory ofâ€¦ Haramye The Savage 2016. Murdered Taylor Smith on Snapchat.â€Since then, Lushsux has also posted other works, including one of Kardashian scrolling on her phone and a nude Melania Trump with the words â€œIâ€™m With Herâ€ (Hillary Clinton's slogan)Â emblazoned across the top.Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!
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