Kendrick Lamar and SZA Reach Settlement in "All The Stars" Lawsuit

Kendrick Lamar and SZA Reach Settlement in "All The Stars" Lawsuit

by zo
December 29, 2018 1:36 PM

Kendrick Lamar and SZA Settle "All The Stars" Lawsuit

An amicable ending to the nearly year-long suit

Kendrick Lamar and SZA have reached a settlement with artist Lina Iris Viktor in a copyright infringement suit that dates back to February.

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In her claim, Viktor alleged that the TDE duo’s “All The Stars” video (directed by David Myers) appropriated aspects of her Constellations painting series. According to The New York Times, Viktor declined the use of her work in Black Panther after being approached by Marvel in 2016 and 2017, though images resembling her series ended up in the collaborative single’s video anyway. Per a Pitchfork report, Lamar and SZA moved to block Viktor from receiving any share of profits from the single or the Black Panther soundtrack. The case is now closed with all claims dismissed.

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“All The Stars” is nominated for four Grammys in 2019  — “Record of The Year,” “Song of The Year,” “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration,” and “Best Song Written for Visual Media — while the Black Panther soundtrack racked up two more for “Album of The Year” and “Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.”



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