This alleged lie may cost Logic big time. The 28-year-old rapper, who performed at the Grammys last night, could be in trouble after he supposedly misrepresented himself to film his music video for “Super Mario World.”
At the end of the 2016 video, Logic is seen telling a then-anonymous woman he was filming “a summer-school project.” But it turns out that the twist ending wasn’t staged. Now the woman who let Logic and an anonymous person dressed in a Super Mario outfit dance on top of her oil tanker is crying foul.
Carolina Salguero, the founder and president of a Brooklyn-based nonprofit, PortSide, which operates the oil tanker called Mary A. Whalen, said that she “trusted” Logic and didn’t know that he was a famous rapper.
“I looked at Logic; he’s so scrawny, I mistook for him a high school student,” she told IndieWire. “I thought the videographer [Justin Fleischer] was his dad, graying hair at the temples, and his friend was dressed in the [beat-up] Super Mario costume—I was busy and trusted I was helping high school students.”
Back in December 2016, Salguero reached out to Logic’s Visionary Music Group to seek payment for using her location. Logic’s manager Harrison Remler reportedly told her to wait until after the holidays. “UMG Def Jam, Logic’s label handles all budgets for his video shoot and we can revisit a cost in the new year,” he reportedly said. “Their offices are closed until early January. We are confident we can get some funds your way.”
Now, a little over a year later, Salguero said that she has yet to receive payment.