Daft Punk and The Weeknd are being sued for alleged plagiarism on their collaboration 2016 hit “Starboy.” The suit is being brought by Yasminah, who alleges that “Starboy” takes from her song “Hooyo,” which was released in 2009 and she wants to be paid $5 million in return.
According to TMZ, the lawsuit alleges that the two songs have the same hook, are in the same key, have a similar tempo and prominent claps on beats two and four. The suit cites blog posts (of which we found a couple) writing about the similarities of the song and many comments that agree with her.
The most damning part of the suit may be the fact that according to Yasminah, two of her producers already threatened lawsuits over the song, settled out of court and got paid. She never saw a dime of those suits. So now she is suing.
You can be judge by listened to both below.