Ariana Grande sues fashion store chain over ‘lookalike’

Ariana Grande is suing the fashion store chain Forever 21 for €9 million in damages.

The Thank U Next singer is furious over an alleged ‘lookalike’ it used in an advertising campaign.

Her lawyer’s claim the brand hired a model with an ‘uncanny’ resemblance to Ariana after she refused to endorse the company.

Forever 21 are also accused of ‘using Ariana Grande’s name, likeness and other intellectual property’ to promote the brand for free, according to legal documents filed in California.

One of the Forever 21 posts used in the advertising campaign uses lyrics from Ariana, according to the legal papers.

A Forever 21 spokesman said: ‘While we dispute the allegations, we are huge supporters of Ariana Grande and have worked with her licensing company over the past two years.

‘We are hopeful that we will find a mutually agreeable resolution and can continue to work together in the future.’

The Grammy Award-winning singer has 163 million followers on Instagram and can earn hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single social media post.