Hollywood singer The Weeknd
Hollywood singer The Weeknd

The Weeknd and Daft Punk face plagiarism charges for 'Starboy'

ANI | Updated: Sep 19, 2018 17:36 IST

Washington DC, [USA] Sep 19 (ANI): A songwriter has filed a lawsuit against American singer The Weeknd and French electronic music duo Daft Punk, claiming their song 'Starboy' is plagiarised.
Songwriter Yasmin Mohamed filed the lawsuit in a federal court in New York City on September 18 claiming that 'Starboy' is similar to her 2009 song 'Yooho', reported Page Six.
According to Mohamed-a Somali-American poet, singer, and songwriter, The Weeknd, also known by his real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, became familiar with 'Yoohoo' as it was popular with the East African diaspora.
To prove her claims she retweeted a tweet by The Weeknd where the singer wrote about missing his " somalian goons." (ANI)