Another day, another lawsuit. The latest one involves singer The Weeknd and his mega-producers Daft Punk who are being accused of ripping off their hit song “Starboy” from another artist.
According to TMZ, a self-described poet, singer, and songwriter named Yasminah is suing them, claiming her song “Hooyo” is the blueprint for “Starboy.”
In the lawsuit, she says there are way too many similarities that proves The Weeknd and Daft Punk jacked her song. She says the similarities are noticeable in the hook and it also has the same key, and similar tempo. She also claims both songs feature a prominent clap on beats 2 and 4, TMZ reports.
Yasminah shares that two of her producers already threatened lawsuits over the song, but never went to court because they were able to settle the issue. However, Yasminah says the big problem is that she personally never got a cut of those settlements!
With that said, she’s now suing Daft Punk and The Weeknd for at least $5 million.
Take a listen to both of the songs below
By Kecia Gayle