Rapper accuses Paula Abdul of stealing smart glasses that an American Idol judge unveiled at CES
Did Paula Abdul steal the idea for IdolEyes? Rapper Tommy Lee claims the American Idol judge’s smart sonic glasses, which play music through a frame via Bluetooth, are HER design and are “furious” after the launch of CES.
- Paula Abdul unveiled her new smart audio glasses called IdolEyes at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
- The glasses play sound through the temples via Bluetooth, and also allow the wearer to make and receive phone calls.
- Atlanta rapper and reality TV star Tommy Lee is now accusing Abdul of stealing her cat-eye idea.
- Lee shared a video on TikTok saying she has patents proving her design was stolen.
Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul has been accused of stealing the idea for her new IdolEyes smart audio glasses, which she unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
The $199 glasses, which are available in seven different colors, can play music through the frame via Bluetooth and allow users to make and receive phone calls.
But Atlanta rapper and reality TV star Tommy Lee claims the singer stole her cat-eye sunglasses idea.
In a video posted good tik takLee said that Fame Cast, the company she worked with on the glasses, “has fallen behind [her] back” and gave the final cut to Abdul to promote as his own.
Abdul, 60, has not commented on the accusation and is still moving forward with the release of IdolEyes.
Rapper Tommy Lee (left) accused Paula Abdul of stealing her smart glass design. Paula Abdul (right) unveiled her IdolEyes at CES, which have Bluetooth connectivity to play music from footage.
“I’ve wanted to get into the tech world for a long time,” Abdul told The Associated Press. “But I wanted to do it in a way that fits with who I am.”
The Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist’s first eyewear collection includes polarized lenses and blue light filters.
The unisex glasses provide over five hours of listening and talking time thanks to built-in rechargeable batteries.
The IdolEyes Fashion Audio glasses have Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, giving users a new way to listen to music, podcasts and audio.
Abdul, 60, hasn’t commented on Lee’s claims, but is still moving forward with the release of her IdolEyes, which play audio from the shackles over a Bluetooth connection.
“You can also take phone calls and hold online meetings while looking stunning and protecting your precious eyesight from the sun’s rays outdoors with UV400 replacement tinted sunglasses lenses and indoors with blue light filter lenses to protect your TV screens, computers and mobile devices,” the statement said. to Abdul’s website.
“I just combine fashion, movement and technology,” added Abdul. “That’s where my heart is.”
Abdul teamed up with 1 of 1 Custom to launch her IdolEyes.
Dennis Lee, CEO of 1of1 Custom, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Paula on her IdolEyes Fashion Audio Glasses, which combine her creative and entrepreneurial genius with 1of1’s cutting-edge audio technologies to create these groundbreaking audio technologies. glasses.
“Our engineering and design teams worked with Paula to create her IdolEyes Audio Glasses, making sure they combined a great audio experience with her stylish design.”
Abdul said she teamed up with 1 of 1 Custom to launch her IdolEyes and Lee said she was working with Fast Cast.
However, Lee is sure that Abdul stole her idea.
In the video, she stated that she has a patent for “her” Bluetooth-connected glasses.
She said Abdul took [the design] “down to the look of the frames”, while noting that she had been working on glasses for a while, although she had never released an advertisement.
Lee, 38, also shared a photo of the former American Idol judge in the post, writing, “For this woman to steal my whole idea down to the looks and it’s all disgusting, it always happens… I honestly can’t.” believe it.
“Yes, I’m furious,” Lee continued. “And to all the ignorant people in the back doing nothing but rocking like ‘oh but she didn’t’, yes I did.”
“It’s not fair and it makes me want to say ‘fuck it’ and go back to my old self,” she continued.
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