Kendrick Lamar's 'All The Stars' Video Accused Of Plagiarism

Lina Iris Viktor

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. He later adds, "Never seen a stop singe or a stop light / I wanna see what living on the top like / You wanna see what living on the top like".

However, similar images and themes to her series Constellations are seen in the video for Lamar's music video around the 2.59 mark. A story in Okay Africa about the video noted: "The work and influence of British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor can be clearly spotted".

In December 2017, the letter continues, Mariane Ibrahim-Abdi Lenhardt of the Seattle-based Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, which represents Viktor, was again contacted about the movie by the public relations firm DDA, on behalf of Marvel and Disney.

The track features on the Black Panther soundtrack, and pits Kendrick against the force of nature that is SZA.

The team behind All the Stars reportedly approached Viktor on two separate occasions to seek permission to feature her work but she had turned them down unsatisfied with the proposed terms of the agreement.

The Armory Show installation continues Viktor's exhibition at the Amar Gallery in London a year ago, "Black Exodus: Act I - Materia Prima", which explored narratives around race and the African diaspora. "My main objective was to bring that work to the art community, collectors and institutions".

Viktor's lawyer Christopher Robinson has reportedly sent a letter to Anthony Tiffith at Top Dawg Entertainment, claiming that a copyright violation has taken place.

If you caught Q-Tip's Abstract Radio program on Beats 1 on Friday night (Feb. 9), you heard a great musical treat.

In an interview with the Times, Viktor explained her frustration.

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