Kendrick Lamar Accused Of Stealing From African Artist

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Kendrick Lamar Accused Of Stealing From African Artist

When British-Liberian artist Iris Viktor saw the video for the Kendrick Lamar and Sza Black Panther track "All The Stars", she noticed something familiar.

Vicktor believes the video's directors -- Kendrick Lamar, Dave Free and Dave Meyers -- used replicated versions her work in the background without her permission. She also said that she had previously declined Marvels' fers to have her original work featured in Black Panther

The alleged intellectual theft comes at the 2:59 mark the video.

The golden artwork does bear a resemblance to Vicktor's "Constellations" artwork:

 

Victor noted the irony Kendrick and Marvel taking her art in support Black Panther, a movie about Africa.

Victor's lawyer has contacted TDE and the Black Panther producers and plans on filing a lawsuit. 

What do you think? Is this theft?

Lamar hasn't commented on the allegations. 

Kendrick Lamar Accused Of Stealing From African Artist