Kendrick Lamar, TDE, and SZA sued over “All The Stars” video

Artist Lina Iris Viktor alleges that the Black Panther video uses her artwork without permission.

February 21, 2018

British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor is suing Kendrick Lamar and SZA over their "All The Stars" video, TMZ reports. Viktor previously complained that her art was used in the video, which is taken from the Black Panther soundtrack, without permission.


Viktor claims she was approached twice by the team behind the video with requests to use imagery from her “Constellations” series. She says she declined the offer on both occasions. When the video eventually came out she wrote to Anthony Tiffith, the head of Top Dawg Entertainment, to complain.

In a new statement given to Pitchfork, Viktor's lawyer said: “We tried to resolve this without litigation. Now that we are in Court, we are confident that Ms. Viktor will prevail.” TMZ adds that the artist is seeking damages and a halt on Kendrick and SZA using her artwork to promote the song

Earlier this week, Viktor posted said she is "seeking justice” in a statement published on Facebook. Find her statement below.

Representatives for Lamar and SZA were not immediately available for comment.

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Kendrick Lamar, TDE, and SZA sued over “All The Stars” video