The Weeknd and his producers Daft Punk are being sued over his hit song “Starboy”
Written by Sam Mr on September 20, 2018
Singer The Weeknd and his producers Daft Punk are being sued over his hit song “Starboy” by a fellow songwriter who claims they ripped her off.
Yasmin “Yasmina” Mohamed’s Manhattan federal court lawsuit claims that “Starboy” is so similar to her 2009 song “Yooho” that the internet is lit up with snarky comments about it.
“Weeknd EXPOSED! Starboy Melody Stolen. Weeknd needs to give credit where it truly belongs. This girl sang the song in 2009,” one YouTube poster wrote, according to the lawsuit.
According to TMZ, Yasminah has threatened The Weeknd with legal action before, claiming that two of her producers had previously reached a settlement.
Though ever since, she claims she “never got a cut” of that alleged settlement, which has caused her to sue him and Daft Punk again. Mohamed is also suing her own record label, The Squad, and producers William Uschold and Tyrone Dangerfeild, saying they settled with The Weeknd over “Yooho” and then cut her out of the deal.