“The Blacker the Berry” is Kendrick Lamar at his best, a lyrical firebomb and fitting climax to his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly. He initially released the song in February along with the following single artwork — that he’s now being sued for.
Lamar, Top Dawg Entertainment, and Interscope Records were named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by photographer Giordano Cipriani on Friday, according to court documents acquired by EW. Cipriani alleges that the photograph of a woman breastfeeding two children was used without permission and seeks an injunction on Lamar et al. using the photo on the grounds of copyright infringement.
“Cipriani is entitled to damages and Defendants’ profits attributable to the infringement, as well as an accounting of those profits, in an amount to be determined at trial,” the lawsuit reads.
Lamar’s reps and Interscope declined EW‘s request for comment.