2.10.11 --- Two topless Texans are suing rapper Jim Jones after they were showcased on a promotional video for his song "Summer Time."
Sharie Johnson and Samantha Stotts maintain that Jones’ video crew filmed them as they frolicked in the waves on South Beach - then used the footage to promote his new song.
"They knew they were being filmed," said Taso Pardalis, a lawyer for the two women. "But they didn't know they were going to be used in a video without their permission."
The video shows Jones rapping while clutching a Champagne flute and playing with a stack of $100 bills - just before it cuts to shots of the two topless babes.
"They were prancing about in the water and in the moment, they kind of went along with it," Pardalis said. "But you can see one of the girls in the video cover up immediately when she realized they were being filmed."
The Manhattan Supreme Court suit, which targets Jones, Sony Music Entertainment and others, seeks to stop the "further dissemination" of the video, which has been viewed more than 30,000 times on YouTube.