Suits & Case: Kendrick Lamar and SZA accused of copyright infringement over “All The Stars” music video

Kendrick Lamar and SZA are at the center of a copyright infringement lawsuit, thanks to artwork featured in visuals for their hit Black Panther single.

British-Liberian artist, Lina Iris Viktor, claims representatives connected to the long-awaited superhero film repeatedly requested permission to display her art in promotional materials for the project, to which she declined, according to the New York Times.


Much to sis’ chagrin, artdangerously similar to her “Constellations” series is featured around the three-minute mark of K. Dot and SZA’s “All The Stars” video, for almost 20 seconds.


Kendrick Lamar SZA lawsuit

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On Saturday, Lina’s attorney reportedly contacted Top Dawg Entertainment’s Anthony Tiffith in regards to the alleged copyright infringement saying, “The infringement of Ms. Viktor’s rights is willful and egregious.”

The letter goes on to express that the artist is willing, “to discuss a resolution of all her claims, consisting at a minimum of a public apology for the unauthorized use and a license fee.”

In a statement concerning the legal issue, Lina says, “It’s an ethical issue, because what the whole film purports is that it’s about black empowerment, African excellence — that’s the whole concept of the story. And at the same time they’re stealing from African artists.”


So far, neither Kung Fu Kenny nor SZA have publicly addressed the suit.


By: Asia Grace

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