Photographer Sues Kendrick Lamar Over “The Blacker The Berry” Artwork

Kendrick Lamar is being sued by freelance photographer Giordano Cipriani for allegedly using his image to promote his single,”The Blacker The Berry” without his permission.

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The photo, which was taken in 2011 while K. Dot was in Africa, depicts a woman breastfeeding two children. According to The Fader, Cipriani did not receive payment for the image and filed a lawsuit on July 10 in a New York Federal court against the Compton rapper, Top Dawg Entertainment, Interscope and Aftermath.

Cipriani is seeking $150,000 for each time the image was used as well the cost of his legal fees.