The Weeknd & Daft Punk Demanded $5 Million More "Starboy" Of The Sample
The Weeknd and Daft Punk were already threatened with a similar lawsuit, but settled out of court.
The Weeknd and Daft Punk have been found with a new lawsuit on its hands thanks to a Somali-American musician.
TMZ reports that the singer/songwriter Yasminah is suing both parties over The Weeknd 2016 single, "Starboy." According to Yasminah, "Starboy" borrows many elements from his 2009 song "Hooyo", which she co-wrote.
Yasminah the lawsuit alleges that the two songs have the same hook, the same key, similar tempo, and other similarities.
Interestingly, Yasminah says that two of the producers of "Hooyo" previously threatened to sue over the song and chose to settle outside of the court. She received no money from the producer settlement.
Presented at The Weeknd's album of the same name, "Starboy" raked in quite the accolades following its release. It was rated at number four on the Billboard 100 Best R&B Songs of 2016 list and was certified 6x Platinum in the united States.
Yasminah is suing The Weeknd and Daft Punk for at least $ 5 million.