Chelsea Dudley, best known as Chanel West Coast released “Sharon Stoned” in 2018 getting some attention off the track and was trying to pay homage to the famous Sharon Stone, but she feels otherwise. Celebrity names get dropped in rap verses all the time, but Stone is suing Chanel West Coast for using hers in a song called “Sharon Stoned.” Stone says the “mantra-like repetition” of her name is an example of Dudley’s “penchant for glomming onto celebrity icons.”
Stone also says Chanel is trying to gain publicity on her “extraordinary level of popularity and fame.” Because of her reputation she has created, Stone says she “maintains strict control” over how her name and likeness are used.
“During the Song, Defendant Dudley gratuitously repeats the name ‘Sharon Stone’ thirty-three times and the name ‘Sharon’ ninety-nine times,” states the complaint, which is posted below. Sharon also takes issue with the video for the song, which she alleges is designed to “evoke her persona”, and says Dudley admitted she wanted to “redo some classic, iconic Sharon Stone movie scenes.”
Stone is suing for unfair competition and violations of her right of publicity and is seeking to stop Dudley from using her name or image and both damages and disgorgement of any profits Dudley has earned as a result of the song and video.
Watch the “Sharon Stoned” video below