Artist settles suit vs. Lamar over ‘Panther’ video
Artist Lina Iris Viktor agreed to settle a lawsuit she filed against Kendrick Lamar and singer SZA saying their music video for “All the Stars,” part of the “Black Panther” soundtrack, used her work without permission.
Viktor, a British-Liberian artist, was approached twice by representatives of the movie asking if her work could be used in the film or as part of its promotion. She said no.
Nonetheless, part of the video “is so clearly a copy of the artists’s work,” according to the complaint. Viktor sued for a portion of the profits from the sale of the single and the movie soundtrack.
A settlement agreement was reached in principal on Dec. 20, according to court filings.