Kendrick Lamar And SZA Releases 'All the Stars' Video (Week in Review)

Artist alleges her art was stolen for “All The Stars” video

Artist Says Kendrick Lamar and SZA's "All The Stars" Video Copied Her Work

After taking over the world of rap music with a storm through his back to back success acclaimed albums (To Pimp A Butterfly and Damn) which fetched him multiple Grammy awards, Kendrick has emphatically stepped in the Black Panther soundtrack album.

Nancy E. Wolff, a copyright lawyer who serves as the president of the Copyright Society of the U.S., said that the video's directors are likely to argue that the images in the video are not exact copies.

She told the publication that she found out about the video from friends who called her to say they had seen her work in it. Viktor said to the Times. And a story about the video on the website Okay Africa last week noted, "The work and influence of British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor can be clearly spotted".

The video, which came out last week, was part of the soundtrack for Marvel's Black Panther, which is set to release this Friday.

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The artist is asking for a full apology and a license fee.

She said that she turned down the offer because of the terms of the agreement, Entering into a deal with Marvel and Disney meant that she would forfeit certain artistic control. "My main objective was to bring that work to the art community, collectors and institutions".

Black Panther is set for release on 12 February in United Kingdom cinemas and is expected to be one of the biggest films of the year - with a record for first day ticket pre-sales for a superhero film already broken. There's no word if he plans to officially release it in the near future. Lamar's recently released official video of his hit single All The Stars feat SZA from the soundtrack album has garnered over 8.7 million views on YouTube in just 4 days. She added, "Cultural appropriation is something that continually happens to African-American artists, and I want to make a stand".

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