Apparently not everyone is excited to watch hip hop artists that have passed away, reappear before their very eyes on the “Rock The Bells” stage this summer. As a matter of fact, one very important person has shown an honorable objection to the idea. But not for the reasons you may think.
Icelene Jones, the widow of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard, has filed a Cease and Desist letter, and has let it be known that she did not give permission for her late husband’s image to be turned into a hologram. She is very upset that no one even bothered to speak to her about it, let alone acquire her permission.
“I am disappointed that Rock the Bells would not contact me directly about the use of my husband’s image. I’m the administrator [of his estate] and the only authority to give anyone permission to do anything like this. They need to come to me. I’m so available. I’m accessible. I’m easy to contact. I just want to make that understood. I’m a nice person. It’s just that people are doing things without my knowledge.”
According to Fuse, ODB’s mother, Cherry Jones, was at the press conference this week when they announced the hologram would be happening at “Rock The Bells” and the RTB organizer/Guerilla Union head Chang Weisberg told Fuse that RZA would be the one who would be directing OBD’s virtual performance.
We’re not clear if this hologram plan will be going through or not, but we will definitely keep the story updated because this is obviously a once in a life time thing. Unless of course, you get to come back at a later date as a hologram and see it in the future. We’re just sayin!
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