Kendrick Lamar And SZA Get Sued By Artist Over ‘All The Stars’ Music Video
and SZA are reportedly being sued by British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor.
Viktor had claimed that her
artwork was used without permission in their music video for All The Stars
from the Black Panther
Christopher Robinson, allegedly sent TDE’s Anthony Tiffith a letter, alerting him to the video’s copyright infringement, and requesting a discussion to resolve all of her claims. The letter also states that Viktor wanted “a public apology for the unauthorized use and a license fee.”
Now, TMZ reports
that Viktor and her team are suing for damages in court. According to the court documents, the video borrows “specific copyrightable elements” from her paintings, including “stylized motifs of mythical animals, gilded geometric forms on a black background, and distinctively textured areas and patterns.”
not only looks to ban Lamar and SZA from promoting the video using the borrowed artwork, but also seeks damages.
In a statement to Pitchfork
, Viktor’s lawyer said that the team had tried to resolve the case without litigation. However, now that the case has been brought to court, they are “confident that Ms. Viktor will prevail.”
In a recent Facebook post,
Viktor wrote that she was “seeking justice.”
, opening image via Kendrick Lamar VEVO