Kendrick Lamar accused of stealing artwork for All The Stars video

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

Changing outfits at least 12 times and donning them better than its predecessor SZA has made a great attempt in stealing Kendrick's thunder in the music video.

Although its curators would prefer you didn't call it a soundtrack, the Black Panther album-crafted by Kendrick Lamar, Top Dawg and team to accompany the wildly anticipated Marvel blockbuster, which hits theaters in one week-has arrived, in tandem with an official ST (for the latest steamy installment in the Fifty Shades franchise).

Get ready to satisfy that building anticipation, as Kendrick Lamar's Black Panther soundtrack is here. The Times article notes that the video's directors will likely build their case around the argument that the images used in the video are not exact duplicates of Viktor's work. But because the gold-on-black aesthetic of Viktor's work "is so strong", Wolff said, "it's just going to look like it's the same".

But she was stunned to find that they had duplicated her work anyway. Viktor was prepared to consider participating, but ultimately found the financial and artistic terms unacceptable, which ended further discussions.

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

Viktor was last contacted by Marvel and Disney's public relations firm DDA in December of 2017, when she turned down their request for permission a second time.

"We're in an age when no is supposed to mean no in whatever field you're in", Robinson said in a telephone interview. "That's the last I heard". The buzz began mounting after the surprise announcement was accompanied by the first track, "All The Stars" by Kendrick Lamar and SZA. She added, "Cultural appropriation is something that continually happens to African-American artists, and I want to make a stand".

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