Did The Weeknd & Daft Punk Steal ‘Starboy’?

Did The Weeknd & Daft Punk Steal ‘Starboy’? 

Posted: 9:22 am Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

By Danny Serrano


A poet, singer and songwriter Yasminah is suing The Weeknd and Daft Punk , claiming her song “Hooyo” is the blueprint for “Starboy.”

She claims the similarities are obvious to the ear, same hook, same key, similar tempo and both songs feature prominent claps on beats 2 and 4.

Allegedly, blog posts have been written describing the similarities between the songs and there are thousands of comments on those posts agreeing with Yasminah’s ear.

Yasminah says 2 of her producers already threatened lawsuits over the song, which never went to court, they settled. 

The problem is, she never got a cut form those settlements.

Yasminah’s now suing Daft Punk and The Weeknd for at least $5 million.

Find more info here.

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