Falling in Reverse Settle With Playboi Carti After Rapper Used Band’s Name

Falling in Reverse and the rock band's lead singer, Ronnie Radke, reportedly have reached a legal settlement with Playboi Carti after the hip-hop artist used Falling in Reverse's name as part of his official T-shirt designs.

Now, the band will receive compensation of an undisclosed amount. The settlement says Radke will get a lump sum from Playboi Carti, as Rock Feed uncovered on Wednesday (Feb. 16).

It all stems from a Carti merchandise line launched in 2020 that featured heavy metal-inspired graphics, including a black T-shirt with an upside-down crucifix, emblazoned with "Falling in Reverse" in bold white letters. After he came across the design, Radke threatened to sue the rapper in a series of December 2020 posts to his Instagram Story,

Watch the video down toward the bottom of this post.

At the time, Radke wrote on social media, "@playboicarti cease and desist mr rapper boi stop stealing," adding, "@playboicarti I'm gonna steal this back from you and sell it to my fans."

It appears the shirt wasn't immediately pulled, however, so Radke pressed forward legally. In addition to damages he'll now receive, Carti can no longer use the name without permission.

The settlement says the rapper's team "agree[s] that they will not use plaintiff's Falling in Reverse mark or any colorable imitation thereof in the future anywhere in the world in any manner, including without limitation in connection with the production, marketing or sale of any goods or services (i.e. merchandise), without the express written authorization" of Radke and the band.

Carti's metal-minded merch line was to promote his second album Whole Lotta Red, which came out on Christmas Day 2020. Falling in Reverse recently released a brand new single called "Zombified."

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