Kendrick Lamar’s triumphant return with The Heart Part 5 has now met with accusations of plagiarism. New Jersey-based rapper who goes by the moniker AK has come forward and claimed that Compton’s own Kendrick Lamar has straight-up copied concept of his on the latest ‘The heart Part 5’ video.
In 2020 AK released a song titled ‘Family Tree’ which pays homage to several rap artists, in the music video AK’s face turns into Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and even Kendrick as well with help of Deepfake technology. Kendrick’s latest music video for ‘The Heart Part 5’ can be seen using the same tech and transforming the rapper’s face into Will Smith, Kanye, OJ, and more, whereas Lamar has also rapped from the perspective of late Nipsey Hussle in the final verse of the track.
Kendrick Lamar turns into Kanye West, Will Smith , Nipsey Hussle , Kobe & more in The Heart Part 5 visual pic.twitter.com/VVSlkew2ZD
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AK has shared a video on TikTok that compared both Kendrick and his music video saying that “Kendrick Lamar’s new music video is an exact copy of my video from 2020 of my song Family Trees. Maybe I’m so full of myself thinking that Kendrick saw my video DAMN that’s so good I’m gonna do that myself”.
AK continued by saying that both he and Kendrick are under Universal and the music video in this style was not done before him in Hip-Hop. AK also made it clear that he still respects Kendrick Lamar calling him an icon. Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar or anyone from his label TDE or pg-lang is yet to address this accusation. You can watch AK’s video explaining the similarity between his and Kendrick’s video below: