The Weekend is getting SUED for ALLEGEDLY RIPPING OFF a song from a group of songwriters. The song is question is “Lonely Night’ from his ‘Starboy’ project.
Williams “Billy” Smith, Brian Clover and Scott McCulloch – are suing The Weeknd and Belly for all profits of the song they say The Weeknd took from them.
The Blast reports that Weekend’s track is almost identical to their song, “I Need To Love.” As their case goes, a division of Universal Music acquired the rights to their song in 2008 after pitching it to artists around the world but in 2018 the label relinquished all the rights. Weeks later, The Weeknd dropped off his album and the trio knew something was up. They are suing for unspecified damages including $150,000 per infringement and “forensic accounting to figure out just how much they’re owed.” It’s unclear as to how Belly plays a role in the lawsuit. Listen to the COMPARISON:
I listened…and YES, The Weeknd STOLE THOSE PEOPLE SONG. I mean he may not have KNOWN it. it may have been PRESENTED to him by the label, but them songs sound IDENTICAL and he is going to have to PAY them PEOPLE! lol.