The Weeknd and Daft Punk are being sued after allegedly swiping “Starboy” from another artist. Singer/songwriter Yasminah filed a lawsuit against the stars, claiming their 2016 collab stole key elements from her co-written 2009 track “Hooyo.” For her troubles, she’s seeking $5 million.
The stars have not yet responded to the suit, but it should be noted that this is probably not their first time hearing these allegations. According to TMZ, two other producers of “Hooyo” threatened lawsuits before ultimately opting to settle out of court.
The Weeknd is the second high profile artist to find himself being accused of stealing. Lil Uzi Vert and his team were under fire less than a month ago, after allegedly cheating a man out of thousands of dollars worth of footwear. Hightsnobiety broke the news, reporting that a Twitter user accused the “Money Longer” rapper’s manager of scamming him out of several pairs of popular, hard-to-get sneakers.
According to the accuser, Twitter user @akaElJefe, a pair of Yeezy 700s was the first pair of shoes he sold to the rapper’s crew. After being invited to a show, he sold a few pairs of Off-White x Nike sneakers.
Shortly following the transaction, the manager allegedly complained about the shoes being fake. Despite showing receipts as proof that the merch was legally bought, Uzi’s manager still wasn’t feeling it.
According to the seller, he requested for the shoes to be sent back, but he has yet to receive them. He adds that Uzi’s manager has blocked his phone number after he refunded the payment for the shoes.
Should the products not be retuned soon, akaElJefe threatened to leak a few unreleased Uzi tracks.
“I realize sending the money to him beforehand was a stupid move, but trying to scam me WILL have consequences,” he wrote on Twitter.
“you have 3 days to send these shoes back:
– yeezy 700 wave runners size 10
– yeezy 700 wave runners size 10.5
– presto sz 13
– air max 97
– Jordan 1
– air max 90 sz 12
– air max 90″
The shoe seller, who revealed that he’s been selling shoes for over five years with no authenticity issues, threatened to release tracks “1600,” “Of Course,” “5 Min” and “This Way” if his products aren’t returned.