Rap icons Run-DMC are suing Walmart, Amazon, and others for selling merchandise that bears the group’s name without their permission, as first reported by TMZ.
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is listed as the plaintiff on a $50 million US lawsuit filed in New York State. According to a Associated Press story, the complaint states that the retailers are “advertising, selling, manufacturing, promoting and distributing multiple products” using the group’s trademarks.
Run-DMC released their self-titled debut album in 1984. They became the second rap group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
The defendants have not responded to requests for comment from the Associated Press at this time.