Singer and Youtube sensation Poppy is currently involved a lawsuit accusing her of “copying the identity” of fellow Youtuber, Mars Argo.
Poppy has amassed millions of fans, followers and Youtube views over the last few years, renowned for her bizarre, twee and stark presenting style. Also known under the name That Poppy, she has also released a string of singles and dropped her debut album ‘Poppy.Computer’ on Diplo’s ‘Mad Decent’ label last year.
Now, according to documents obtained by TMZ, she stands accused of copying fellow Youtube star Mars Argo – with the assistance of producer, songwriter and director Titanic Sinclar.
Argo and Sinclair (real name Corey Michael Mixter) were a couple of five years, during which time they created 92 successful Youtube videos which featured her singing. Now it is claimed that following the breakdown of their relationship, he copied their ideas with Poppy.
The lawsuit reads: “From November 2014 to the present, through the Poppy project, Mr. Mixter and Ms. Pereira as Poppy, deliberately copied Mars Argo’s identity, likeness, expression of ideas, sound, style, and aesthetic in YouTube segments, music videos, live performances, internet videos, and other performances or shows.”
Argo is now suing the pair, claiming for a number of issues including copyright infringement and emotional distress.
“Both Mr. Mixter [Titanic] and Poppy are frauds,” Argo’s lawyer Matthew Umhofer told TMZ. “Their only artistry is con artistry: Their only original creation is the suffering they’ve caused my client.”
Poppy and Sinclair are yet to respond to the suit.