The infamous Heaven’s Gate cult are not too happy with US hip-hop artist Lil Uzi Vert, accusing the rapper of stealing their artwork for his upcoming release.
Back in 1997, Heaven’s Gate achieved notoriety after a large portion of their members took part in a mass ritualistic suicide. The group’s members believed that their deaths – which coincided with the passing of the Hale-Bopp comet – would allow their souls to climb aboard an extraterrestrial spacecraft in order to reach an advanced level of being.
While the group’s infamy soon waned in the followers years and decades, two members of Heaven’s Gate stayed behind in order to maintain the group’s time capsule of a website, and to effectively field all correspondence that may come their way.
However, these remaining members has now raised issue with the artwork to Lil Uzi Vert’s upcoming Eternal Atake project, which they claim is a direct ripoff of their organisation’s logo.