The Weeknd and Daft Punk are being sued for allegedly stealing 'Starboy'

The Weeknd and Daft Punk are being sued for allegedly stealing 'Starboy'

Daft Punk and The Weeknd are being accused of stealing the beat from their 2016 hit collaboration, Starboy,” which peaked …

Daft Punk and The Weeknd are being accused of stealing the beat from their 2016 hit collaboration, Starboy,” which peaked at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the prime of 2017. According to TMZ, poet, singer, and songwriter Yasminah claims her document “Hooyo” is the blueprint for the trio’s joint hit.

Yasminah states she launched “Hooyo” in 2009, and naturally, “Starboy” got here to fruition seven years later. The similarities are apparent: identical refrain, identical key, identical tempo, and identical claps on beats two and 4. With the “Starboy” rhythm seemingly an apparent rip of the initially, hundreds of followers and onlookers are siding with Yasminah with this one.

Two of Yasminah’s producers have already threatened lawsuits over the track, however they by no means made it to court docket. She believes that The Weeknd, actual title Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, solely knew of her track due to his East African roots. While The Weeknd was born in Canada, each of his mother and father are of Ethiopian descent. Yasminah is now requesting her portion of these settlements, which clock in at over $5 million. The “Starboy” music video presently has amassed almost 1.four billion views. Listen to each tracks under and make the comparisons for your self.

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