Rick Ross' Fake Louis Vuitton Sunglasses

Written By bryanboy

Rick Ross' Fake Louis Vuitton Sunglasses

How embarassing is this? Rapper Rick Ross is on the May 2009 cover of XXL magazine. He was photographed wearing what appears to be a pair of Louis Vuitton Chewy Bitton sunglasses.

Rick Ross' fake louis vuitton sunglasses on the cover of xxl magazine

According to Mediatakeout, the folks at Louis Vuitton fired XXL this letter:

Dear Editor:

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

Yikes! Who in their right mind would wear a pair of counterfeit sunglasses on a bloody cover shoot? Rick, his stylist or XXL magazine has a lot of explaining to do.

photo credit: xxl via miami new times


  1. Goose

    That doesn’t sound like a very real e-mail to me. LV is more about suing anyway, no? Anyway, hideous cover!

  2. that doesnt sound legit to mee…
    they look like a cross between the evidence version and the millionaire version…could be a new style that isnt out yet….whoooo knows?..

  3. LecheFlan

    The letter looks shitty to me than the cover! I hope the letter is a counterfeit too otherwise, LV needs to hire a new PR guy and/or a letter writer! Chaka ng Letter noh! Parang gawa ng parent addressed to the adviser as an excuse letter for a sick child sa class. Kalokah!

  4. Jun Hon Lau

    Let’s have a go at my interpretation.
    One, never in the history of LV <3 stores have they ever had to have a sale. Hence LV has the reputation it has today.
    Two, I don't think XXL is allowed to admit it. However the quote from the magazine cover: "I've never had a credibility problem and still don't" leads me to believe the prominence of the counterfeit sunglasses on the layout was 100% intentional, taking into regard point one.
    Three, don't you think it kinda like, COUNTERFEIT SHEEK? (LOL) that they playing with here? reminds me of that Eddie Murphy film where he's a King and goes off to NYC or Philadelphia or something to find his future queen. Ghetto roots 'n' all! That said the only thing to worry about here is Rick Ross doing damage to his eyes by wearing counterfeit lenses because the probably don't have UV absorbing protectors – stuff.

  5. This is not a shame…
    This is customized by Louis V, not everybody can have it , u need to be a celebrity to do it… not only money but well known too.
    So dont hate the playa…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *