Kendrick Lamar accused of stealing artwork for 'All The Stars' video

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While Viktor doesn't care about being compensated, she does hope the makers offer a public apology acknowledging the unauthorised use of her work. Unsatisfied with the proposed conditions, Viktor turned them down.

"They're stealing from African artists".

The Black Panther soundtrack released on 9 February and the movie will hit theatres on 16 February.

At the moment, Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Tiffith, Disney, and Dave Meyers have all declined the NYT's request for comment. He later adds, "Never seen a stop singe or a stop light / I wanna see what living on the top like / You wanna see what living on the top like".

But she was stunned to find that they had duplicated her work anyway.

The New York Times pointed out that in a story about the music video from Okay Africa earlier in the week, a connection is made between Viktor's work and the art seen in the video. Viktor was prepared to consider participating, but ultimately found the financial and artistic terms unacceptable, which ended further discussions.

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Black Panther is predicted to break box-office records, and with Lamar's muscle behind it, the film's companion album should claw its way to the top of Billboard charts as well.

The Armory Show installation continues Viktor's exhibition at the Amar Gallery in London previous year, "Black Exodus: Act I - Materia Prima", which explored narratives around race and the African diaspora.

Get ready to satisfy that building anticipation, as Kendrick Lamar's Black Panther soundtrack is here. There's no word if he plans to officially release it in the near future.

Tribal rhythms, tropical house and throbbing R&B pulse throughout the 14-song, 50-minute album, which boasts reliable guest spots from Lamar's TDE labelmates SZA (on nondescript yet catchy lead single All the Stars) and Schoolboy Q (the hard-hitting X with 2 Chainz).

In an interview, Viktor said what matters to her most is the principle, not compensation.

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