Slated for a worldwide release on 16 February, Marvel's best bid as their next superhero blockbuster Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan officially released their soundtrack album co-produced by The Top Dawg Entertainment and twelve times Grammy victor Kendrick Lamar. In a time when rappers are increasingly using their influence to engage with issues from rising racial tensions to the prevalence of police brutality, Lamar has always been on the frontline, soundtracking movements with his sheer creative force and charged socio-political analysis.
According to Robinson, his client was contacted on two seperate occasions by representatives of the film to have her work included in promotional materials.She would decline the offers, but was shocked to see close interpretations of her style in the newly-released video.
However the finished video features artwork in a strikingly similar vein, able to view from 2:59 onwards.
Changing outfits at least 12 times and donning them better than its predecessor SZA has made a great attempt in stealing Kendrick's thunder in the music video.
"Cultural appropriation is something that continually happens to African-American artists", she said, "and I want to make a stand".
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Viktor and her lawyer claim that the video copied the style of her Constellations series.
But she was stunned to find that they had duplicated her work anyway.
"We're in an age when no is supposed to mean no in whatever field you're in", Robinson said.
Kendrick Lamar releases the highly anticipated album in the form of Marvel's Black Panther soundtrack Created entirely by Lamar and TDE record label.