Taylor Momsen, the 17-year-old singer of the band The Pretty Reckless, has been replaced by the 16-year-old actress Dakota Fanning at her former modelling agency, 'IMG Models', according to E! Online. Although no official reason has been given for the departure, Momsen has been released from her contract and Fanning's image now appears on the agency's website.
Momsen, who has enjoyed recent success as a musician, first signed with IMG when she 14-years-old. A spokesperson for the agency said, "IMG and Taylor Momsen amicably parted ways over a year ago. We have nothing but the highest regard for her and wish her continued success". Despite her release from IMG, Momsen was recently unveiled as the face of Madonna's new 'Material Girl' fashion line.
The news comes after the singer had to apologise to her Scottish fans after she mistakenly told a Glasgow crowd that they were the 'craziest' in England. She faced a hostile reception after walking onto the stage and saying, "We are The Pretty Reckless and we have heard Glasgow is the craziest crowd in all of England". Momsen took to her Twitter page to issue an apology, telling followers, "Glasgow I love you, I now HAVE to tour SCOTLAND (haha, sorry bout the slip up!)."