Sza and Kendrick Lamar are being sued over Black Panther video!! This sounds all kind of wrong but according to TMZ the pair are being sued for stolen artwork used in the Black Panther soundtrack music video!! TMZ says:
Lina Iris Viktor claims her fine art titled “Constellations I,” “Constellations II” and “Constellations III” are being used in the official music video for the musicians’ song “All the Stars” … despite her refusing permission.
The artist claims reps for the movie contacted her twice — in 2016 and as recently as January — asking her to lend her work to the movie or create new work for it … but she said no.
Wow!! TMZ reports:
Viktor claims the vid tries to mimic the “unique look and feel” of her works, but also uses “specific copyrightable elements” such as “stylized motifs of mythical animals, gilded geometric forms on a black background, and distinctively textured areas and patterns.”
In an added twist of irony … Viktor says the movie promotes themes of black and female empowerment, yet ignored her wishes … and she’s a black, African woman.
This isn’t looking good!! Peep the video and artwork HERE and judge for yourself!