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

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

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.

According to the New York Times, Lina Iris Viktor said representatives from Marvel reached out to her in November 2016, and again in December 2017, about using her artwork in the film, but she ultimately declined their offers.

"Why would they do this?" 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.

"And at the same time they're stealing from African artists".

'And at the same time they're stealing from African artists'.

The West Coast stronghold released his Black Panther soundtrack on Friday, which he curated and produced alongside TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith.

Figure skater Yura Min suffers wardrobe malfunction
The whole time in the back of my head I was just thinking: 'Keep your back straight because it might come down". She will compete together again in the individual pairs competition. "I only noticed it halfway through".

In detailing the infringement, the letter says the video contains a 19-second segment (starting at the 2:59 mark) "that incorporates the immediately identifiable and unique look of her work".

British-Liberian artist insists her work was stolen.

In an interview with the Times, Viktor explained her frustration. The aesthetic is so similar that copyright lawyers believe she has a strong case, however.

"We're in an age when no is supposed to mean no in whatever field you're in", Robinson said.

Q-Tip was back hosting his Abstract Radio show on Beats 1 (Apple Music) and he dropped a surprise by debuting a never heard before Kendrick Lamar collaboration called "What U 2 Want" for the listeners.


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