Real Or Memorex? A shot of fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø's Numero fashion spread (left) and a screen grab from Rihanna's "You Da One" video (right).
Something about Rihanna's "You Da One" video looks familiar and one Norwegian photographer may agree.
In the video, released last week, Rihanna can be spotted gyrating around on the floor as the stripes and dot-shaped shadows dance on her flesh-colored body suit. As the Fashionista blog pointed out, the gorgeous creative direction in the video would seem nearly identical to the work of renowned fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø.
Back in 2008 Sundsbø created these manipulated light and shadow skin creations in an editorial for Numero titled "Points a la Ligne." In the spread, model Edita Vilkeviciute poses nude with the light projections slithering on her body and rocking a remarkably similar bowl cut wig to the singer. Rihanna was certainly "inspired" by the editorial, but is her inspiration a bit too direct?
This is the third time the songstress has apparently cribbed from a famous photographer. Her titillating clip for "S&M" drew the ire of David LaChapelle, who received an "undisclosed sum" from the singer earlier this year for similarities in the video to his work. She also faced another lawsuit from photog Philipp Paulus over a scene in the video.
Neither Rihanna or Sundsbø have commented on the new allegations. It should be noted that the director behind "You Da One," Melina Matsoukas, also shot the "S&M" video, as well as the epic clip for Rihanna's "We Found Love."