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Lil' Kim has been slapped with a $150,000 lawsuit over allegations she stole a photo from a professional make-up artist to promote a recent single.

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The rapper released "Dead Gal Walking" in November and alerted fans to the new music by sharing a picture of a red-haired model wearing green and pink skeletal make-up on Instagram.

Canadian artist Samantha Ravndahl saw the image and accused Kim of lifting it from her social networking site without permission. She got in touch with the hip-hop star's managers last year to discuss compensation for using the shot of her work, but they failed to pay up, and now she has filed legal papers in court.

She is demanding a minimum of $150,000 in damages, according to TMZ.

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Kim has yet to comment on the allegations.