Pop singer Kate Nash has lashed out at Snapchat over an alleged payment scandal.
The 29-year-old BRIT School graduate was incensed to discover her number 2 charting 2007 single Foundations was being used by Snapchat in a filter – seemingly without consent.
The star then used the app to make a video in which she calls out the app for using her work without giving her any royalties.
Taking to Twitter, she wrote: ‘Hi @Snapchat Do you pay ppl for the use of their work? Been off a record label now for 5 years. Is this legal? I should be paid.
She sent the tweet with a video of herself using their app filter – giving herself sunglasses, a bow, a happy, shining sun, and the sound of her highest charting tune merrily blasting over the top.
‘Hey Snapchat. It’s Kate Nash. I can barely hear you over the sound of my own song, but where’s my pay check?’ she deadpanned.
But she didn’t stop there – she also took to Facebook to blast the popular social media app.
‘Haven’t been on a record label for 5 years & would really appreciate being paid for the use of my work by a giant corporation!!,’ she wrote.
‘Google says you were evaluated at 22 billion ahead of IPO last year. So dude where’s my pay cheque….?’ she raged.
‘This is seriously disappointing and f**ked up. Another example of a giant corporate company using artists to make money/for an image/or their actual art and not supporting or funding artists and their community in anyway. So messed up. Snapchat screws over independent artists. Add them to the list,’ she cursed.
According to Mashable, Snapchat has since removed the offending filter and claimed to have been granted rights by a third-party who claimed to have full rights for use of the song.
Metro.co.uk has contacted representatives for Kate Nash and her old record label Polydor for comment.