American Singer, The Weeknd, Sued For Alleged Plagiarism Of ‘Starboy’

Written by on September 19, 2018

Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known by his stage name, The Weeknd,  has been sued for at least $5million for alleged plagiarism of his hit song ‘Starboy’.

The 28 year old singer as well as the producer of the song, Daft Punk are being sued by a Somali-American poet named Yasminah, who claims that her song ‘Hooyo’ is the blueprint for ‘Starboy’ released by  The Weeknd in 2016.


According to reports, the self-described ‘activist’, Yasminah released her own track in 2009, seven years before The Weeknd‘s chart-topper and she claims that both tracks feature the ‘same hook, same key, similar tempo and both songs feature prominent claps on beats 2 and 4’.

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‘Starboy’ was an instant hit after it was released and has sold more than 6million copies in the US alone.


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