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

Even though she refused to sell her work for Black Panther, Viktor claimed that Marvel still used her artwork from her "Constellation" series in Lamar's music video. She turned them down due to the license involved, which she feels would have taken away the artistic control of her work.

Viktor's representatives say Marvel contacted her about using her artwork back in November 2016, but she declined. 'Why would they do this?

Lina tells the New York Times, "It's an ethical issue, because what the whole film purports is that it's about black empowerment, African excellence-that's the whole concept of the story".

With nearly all of the songs either using African instruments or having African language spoken throughout the song, it lets fans know Lamar took his time and took this project seriously, making sure each sound and lyric gave a clear emotion so the listener could feel transported into the world of Wakanda.

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In a telephone interview, Viktor said, "Why would they do this?"

'Black Panther' is genuinely amusing, with quips and one-liners that inspire laughter and applause (this is not an exaggeration, joyous clapping broke out numerous times at the London premiere), rather than sighs and groans, and then there's the soundtrack, artfully curated by Kendrick Lamar, who took charge after being asked to contribute a song or two.

Black Panther, the first superhero blockbuster to feature a majority black cast, premiered to rave reviews in the US last month (Jan18).

Over the weekend, an overseas report claimed Lamar did not want anyone outside of his crew snapping pics or grabbing video of his performance. A story in Okay Africa about the video noted: "The work and influence of British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor can be clearly spotted". The Dave Meyers directed video is not only gorgeous to behold but has the added bonus of featuring actual black panthers. Perhaps saving one of the best for last, the fourteenth song on the album is The Weeknd's "Pray for Me", which features Lamar and embodies this revolutionary attitude. She expressed that she was not seeking compensation as much as she was seeking acknowledgement.

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