Louis Vuitton has now stepped into the ongoing battle between Rick Ross and reality, noting that in addition to his fabricated past as a drug smuggler and a dater-of-women-who-weren’t-porn-stars, he also has no qualms about wearing designer knockoffs on the cover of national magazines. At this point we’ll merely clear our throats, refer you to the image at left, and reprint the below letter:
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.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to correct the confusion.
Michael D. Pantalony, Esq.
Louis Vuitton Malletier
New meaning to the phrase, “fourth wall.”
Update! The plot thickens.
According to Ross, the sunglasses worn on the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL Magazine were customized with solid gold accents by Jacob Bernstein, AKA “The Sunglasses Pimp.”
“It’s the same thing as buying a Rolls Royce and having it tricked out; just because the product has been customized by me doesn’t take away from the fact that the frames are authentic Louis Vuitton Millionaires,” Bernstein told AllHipHop.com.
As always, Ross just sees it differently.
EXCLUSIVE: Rick Ross Explanation On Shades [AllHipHop]