Photographer Sues Kendrick Lamar Over ’The Blacker the Berry’ Artwork

Kendrick Lamar is being sued by a freelance photographer who claims the Compton MC unlawfully used one of his images for the single “The Blacker The Berry.”

Giordano Cipriana, filed a federal lawsuit against Lamar, Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Records, and Interscope Records, July 10.

The visual in question is of a woman breastfeeding two babies. Cipriana reportedly shot the photo in Africa four years ago, and maintains that Lamar never got permission to use his work.

He is seeking $150,000 for each time that the reportedly unlicensed photo was used, plus money for legal fees.

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