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

A still from All the Stars music video featuring Lina Iris Viktor's artwork

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. After listening to Black Panther soundtrack, there is no doubt that the K dot produced album has come straight from his top drawer.

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.

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While Viktor doesn't care about being compensated, she does hope the makers offer a public apology acknowledging the unauthorised use of her work. It's an ethical issue, because the whole film purports that it's about black empowerment, African excellence - that's the whole concept of the story. A story in Okay Africa about the video noted: "The work and influence of British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor can be clearly spotted". On the letter, Viktor alleges that the gold patterns on the video were lifted from her artwork titled "Constellations", and used without her permission. The film Black Panther hits screens across the country on February 16.

Lamar and Disney declined to comment. After taking over the world of rap music with a storm through his back to back success acclaimed albums (To Pimp A Butterfly and Damn) which fetched him multiple Grammy awards, Kendrick has emphatically stepped in the Black Panther soundtrack album. "All the Stars", the lead single from the soundtrack by Lamar and SZA, sits at No. 54 on the Billboard Hot 100, and its music video was played more than 9 million times on YouTube in its first four days. Viktor said to the Times. "Cultural appropriation is something that continually happens to African-American artists", she said, "and I want to make a stand".

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