The XXL Editors received this letter from Louis Vuitton concerning the May 2009 cover of Rick Ross.

Get into it after the jump…

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



Sounds like someone took the budget money and ran…







17 responses to “DEAR OFFICER RICKY…”

  1. Becca Alexis Avatar

    Wow! I am so saddened! This is what happens when these under qualified stylists are hired!!

  2. Gabriel of Stuff Fly People Like Avatar

    @ Becca Alexis…Exactly!! The nerve of some of these so-called stylists. You look bad…

  3. Teezy Avatar

    Rick Ross is always wearing counterfeit clothing though. I don’t think he cares. As long as it looks like its name brand and expensive he’ll wear it.

  4. Modemama Avatar

    kudos to Louis V for airing this ish out..point well taken from Becca Alexis..Im sure the Mode Squad would never allow such a thing!!! ***Disclaimer: ModeMama has no affiliations with the Mode Squad….yet!!!!:)

  5. Sean N. Fitzgerald Avatar
    Sean N. Fitzgerald

    I think the glasses are nice, despite the fact they aren’t real… LV is wrong for that LOLOL… but I love it

  6. Larissa Avatar

    LV could not wait to blow up that spot.

  7. RICHIE..ROB.$ Avatar

    talk about calln ya boi out… I knew he wore fake shit but this just officially proves it… lol.. its not tha serious to rock a brand that big to were you have to rock fake shit,then get called out by it by the company,,hillarious…

  8. Slim Avatar

    Ha Ha…BOSS…


  9. Sin Avatar

    “I’ve never had a credibility problem and still don’t.” The irony in this. Everything about this dude is fake.

  10. FabGlance Avatar

    These stylists are really slackin up lately! And who was the fashion editor that let this slide without checking for the authenticity of the branding? Hmmm

  11. LaFiddy Avatar

    And had the glasses been the real thing, that would have been a subpeona instead of a nice little letter. They love sueing ninjas for supporting their brand.

  12. blue Avatar

    @ LaFiddy, true, true…and I like your name 🙂

  13. Arcieri Keness Avatar


    You sittin’ on big money but have fake sunglasses on. Smh
    This is why people need to dress themselves, period.

  14. cestmoijoley Avatar

    whoever said the glasses look nice are correct…hell i wouldnt have known…

  15. Sin Avatar

    Glasses aren’t bad but once you tell me that they are buddha, I’m off to somewhere else. What happened to Ross, is exactly why never in my life I bought something fake. Someone with credibility will know the truth, and once they expose you, there’s no turning back.

    Reminds me of this kid back in the day who copped some sick Jordans early. Homie was all bragging and showing off, when somebody yelled out that the jumpman sign was backwards lmao. To make it worse, the idiot didn’t notice that the sole of the console said “Heir Jordan.” Just sad.

  16. Sin Avatar

    Jack “The Sunglass Pimp” Bernstein, owner of Jack’s Eyewear in Los Angeles released a statement, contending that the shades Ross donned were merely customized with solid gold accents, and were in fact authentic.

    “It’s the same thing as buying a Rolls Royce and tricking out the entire interior, adding on a body kit, adding on the rims; after all that, you’re not going to call the Rolls Royce counterfeit,” Bernstein stated. “That’s the same service we provide for our clients with authentic pieces. Just because the product has been customized by me does not take away from the fact that the frames are authentic Louis Vuitton Millionaires.”

    Now I see where Ross is coming from. Same way how they tried to get at Fab for rocking fake Nike’s, and Fab said they were custom made. Okay Ross, I’ll give you a pass for these glasses, but for the CO fiasco…..

  17. Shai Avatar


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