OK, so last week he was bragging about how his eyewear collection is off the chain, owning up to spending up to 15 gs on a pair of shades which he often wears to bed, yet YET AGAIN he was put on blast in a big way by Louis Vuitton yesterday. On the new cover of XXL Rick Ross is seen sporting a pair of Louis shades however I guess Louis Vuitton have had enough of the bs and the way celebs try to give the impression that they are endorsed by the fashion house to sport their gear. XXL received a letter yesterday which is posted below pretty much calling out Officer Ross for being a fake and XXL for having the fakes on their cover.
We were dismayed to see the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL Magazine, which features a photo of Rick Ross wearing a pair of sunglasses prominently featuring counterfeit Louis Vuitton trademarks. Because the photo has generated considerable confusion among your readers and Louis Vuitton customers among others, we feel it is important to clarify several points.
The first is that the sunglasses Mr. Ross is wearing were not made by Louis Vuitton, and in fact, are counterfeit. Louis Vuitton did not grant permission to Mr. Ross or to whoever did make the sunglasses to use our trademarks. The second is that no affiliation, sponsorship or association exists between Rick Ross or XXL and Louis Vuitton. The third is that counterfeiting is illegal.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to correct the confusion.
Michael D. Pantalony, Esq.
Louis Vuitton Malletier