According to Yasminah, The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s 2016 song, “Starboy,” is too similar in scope to her hit track, “Hooyo.” The artist is currently taking The Weeknd and Daft Punk to court for plagiarism related to the track off of The Weeknd’s second album.
Back in 2016, The Weeknd kicked off his album’s release with the lead single, “Starboy,” earning him a platinum album and just another notch on his belt of success.
However, according to a report from TMZ, the Somali-American poet and songwriter, Yasminah, is taking the two groups legally to task for the track, claiming that they ripped off her song.
Yasmin “Yasminah” Mohamed, who penned and recorded her song way back in 2009, claims The Weeknd and Daft Punk “stole the beat,” as well as the “same hook,” a “similar tempo,” as well as the “same key.”
Previously, Yasmineh has actually sued The Weeknd, but two of her producers and The Weeknd reached a settlement, for which there isn’t much information available due to the stipulations laid about by the suit.
Additionally, the Somali-American artist claims that she hasn’t received any money from Abel Tesfaye – The Weeknd. For that reason, she is suing him again.
The artist, for the sake of adding weight to her case, uses comments in the YouTube comments where individuals note the similarities between the two tracks.
The suit reads that “Starboy’s hook is a virtually identical copy of Hooyo’s hook.” Yasmin claims Tesfaye is more than familiar with the body of work from which she is acquainted, notably, the “East African diaspora.” Moreover, Yasminah is taking her own record label to task, The Squad, for cutting a deal with The Weeknd and leaving her out of it.