A Somalian activist, Yasminah has sued Canadian singer, The Weeknd, over his hit song Starboy.
Yasminah is demanding at least $5 million from 28-year-old The Weeknd for alleged plagiarism. Her claim is that her song Hooyo which was released in 2009 is the blueprint for Starboy.
Starboy, which was an instant hit after it was released, has sold more than 6 million copies in the US alone.
According to Yasminah, both tracks feature the ‘same hook, same key, similar tempo and both songs feature prominent claps on beats 2 and 4’.
Recall that back in March, The Weekend said he will be suing any artistes that tries to Trademark Starboy. This may include Nigerian singer Wizkid who’s record label uses the name.
According to The Weekend, he wants people to know that he is the real and only Starboy and his lawyers are ready to take on any impostors.
The Canadian singer’s lawyers also filed documentation against a realtor, Eymun Talasazan.
Talasazan filed to trademark Starboy for his own creative projects long after the Weekend’s album and hit song of the same name.