It’s a feud: The Weeknd accuses Usher of plagiarism

Canadian singer The Weeknd is pointing his guns at Usher, accusing him of ‘copying’ his style for his hit track Climax. The 30-year-old After Hours singer railed up against the Scream crooner saying his 2011 mixtape titled House of Balloons had inspired Usher for his 2012-released song Climax. “House of Balloons literally changed the sound of pop music before my eyes,” Abel MakkonenTesfaye, popularly known as The Weeknd, revealed during an interview with Variety. “I heard Climax, that Usher song, and was like, ‘that’s a Weeknd song,” he added.“It was very flattering. I knew I was doing something right, but I also got angry. But the older I got, I realised it’s a good thing,” he said.Usher, on the other hand, is yet to address the claims being made by the Weeknd.