Popular South African rapper, Yung Swiss, has been accused of making use of the internationally-acclaimed comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah’s name to his own benefit. Critics have warned him that using the name without the comedian’s consent can land him in legal troubles.
Earlier last month, the talented rapper released his long-awaited single titled ‘Trevor Noah.’
Fans were filled with excitement following its release as they praised the rapper for using a great track to capture their interest. However, not everyone feels comfortable with the rapper using the Daily Show host’s name.
One of his followers wrote:
Used @Trevornoah brand without his consent for your own commercial benefit. He could sue you for infringement if he wanted to. For you to expect him to endorsement you is utterly delusional.
Yung Swiss had once released a single titled ‘David Genaro.’ Such a phenomenon is common in the South African hip hop scene as several artists have used the names of notable stars in their songs. For example, AKA has used Caiphus Semenya, Cassper Nyovest has used Doc Shebeleza, and Emtee has also used a star’s name for his song. Since the comedian’s name was not used for malicious intent, it is legally unlikely that Trevor Noah would sue Yung Swiss.
Yung Swiss, who did not want to entertain those claims, humbly responded to the follower.
I almost gave you what you’re asking for.. Then I figured I don’t have to. You could stop being so mad and invite some positivity into your life.
My latest single #TrevorNoah is officially on all streaming platforms, I need every single one my fans to please share with the hashtag #TrevorNoah and run it up! We got one here 🚀🙏🏾⚡https://t.co/CdSEa0Uqg6https://t.co/aOHXjYdUcR pic.twitter.com/5RBc064G07
— Yung Swiss 🕊️ (@YungSwissGlobal) April 5, 2020