Kendrick Lamar & SZA were accused of biting an artist's paintings in the "All The Stars" music video.
We didn't get a new album from Kendrick Lamar or SZA this year, but they did release one of the hottest songs of 2018, "All The Stars." The song was released as the first single off of the Top Dawg & Kendrick-curated Black Panther: The Album. The two TDE artists were later sued by an artist who accused them of ripping off her work for the song's music video. Despite the legal battles, they settled things right before the holidays.
According to The Blast, Lina Iris Viktor came to an agreement with the artists involved in the "All The Stars" lawsuit to have the case dropped. Court documents were filed on December 21st revealing that all of the claims against Kendrick and SZA as well as other parties have been dismissed.
Viktor accused Kendrick Lamar and SZA of ripping off her art pieces, “Constellations I,” “Constellations II” and “Constellations III," in the "All The Stars" video for "Black Panther." She claimed she previously refused to give them permission to use it after the film's producers requested permission to use the artwork for the film. She claimed they asked if she'd create new artwork for the film as an alternative. She said she denied their request on both occasions. However, they allegedly attempted to recreate her artwork and she sued for copyright infringement.