Artist Claims Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s ‘All the Stars’ Video Stole Her Work

A visual artist believes that Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s new music video featured her work without her permission.

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22 thoughts on “Artist Claims Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s ‘All the Stars’ Video Stole Her Work

  1. How about I change that last quote

    We are in an age where nothing is original
    Everything is plagiarism nowadays
    It could be someone as big and smart as Kendrick or someone as stupid and lucky as a lil pump
    Sorry not sorry but that's my point of view

  2. hahaha, she was asked twice! to feature her work. she turned them down.. twice! so instead of dealing with her drama, they worked around it and made their own version.. now copyright..? SHOULD HAVE TAKEN THE DEAL. I saw her work and the one in the video, nothing alike.. most-likely just inspired by her work.. but totally copy? exact replica? no..

  3. I'll believe it when more evidence is provided ….everybody wants money from something. I don't even believe what he saying either …sound like fish shit to me

  4. Like the Warner Bro stole Sophia Stewart’s idea for the Matrix movie and they made Billions off of a black womans idea and probably wanted to pay her 0.0001% of what that story was worth like maybe a couple of hundred thousand. If you feel like you worth more then why settle? Keanu Reeves character was supposed to be a black man bc she said she got tired of seeing blaxploitation films growing up.

    These are excerpts from Miss Stewart’s book called “The third eye”: “The black goddess is the mistress of web creation spun in her divine matrix. She is not separate from it, 💁🏾‍♀️👸🏾for she is it.”

    Stealing from black artist and not paying them their worth is not uncommon and I hope that if the producers used that woman’s artwork for this video they pay her what she is worth!

  5. I believe it was artwork from the scene where several African goddesses were standing around with gold outfits and gold prints surrounding them. It looks to be Lina Iris Viktor's work. She uses symbols, swirls and African numbers etc with gold upon blue, black or other dark backgrounds. I figured Kendrick or somebody would have had her permission to use the artwork. If Im wrong someone inform me. I hope they come to a resolution because I loved the video and her work.

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