Artist alleges her art was stolen for "All The Stars" video

Artist alleges her art was stolen for

An electric moment on the soundtrack, the video has been accused of lifting the work of British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor without permission. She turned them down due to the license involved, which she feels would have taken away the artistic control of her work.

Viktor said she was made aware of the issue after numerous friends congratulated her after seeing Lamar's video, and again after OkayAfrica featured an article noting her influence.

Directed by Dave Meyers and the little homies (Kendrick Lamar and TDE president Dave Free) the video has enjoyed wide-spread acclaim since it dropped last week.

A lawyer for Vitkor has sent a letter about the similarities to her "Constellation" series.

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.

"It's really tricky because style is not protected", Wolff added, "but I can see why everyone assumed this artist was involved".

The New York Times said the film "creates wonder with great flair and feeling" while having a story that "has far more going for it than branding". "That's the last I heard".

The Grammy-award winning rapper, who has collaborated on the soundtrack of the new Black Panther Marvel film, is not even letting professional photographers into the auditorium for this leg of his tour.

They followed up with the reveal of "King's Dead" by Kendrick, Jay Rock, Future, and James Black, and then The Weeknd and Kendrick collaboration "Pray For Me". The fact that it's a soundtrack does not hurt the quality of the music - some of the stronger songs like "Paramedic!" and "All the Stars" sound like they could have a place on a solo album.

With nearly all of the songs either using African instruments or having African language spoken throughout the song, it lets fans know Lamar took his time and took this project seriously, making sure each sound and lyric gave a clear emotion so the listener could feel transported into the world of Wakanda.

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