The Weeknd Opens Up About ‘Feud’ with Usher

Written by on August 25, 2020

The Weeknd is setting the document straight on his so-called “feud” with Usher.

Throughout an interview with Selection in April, the After Hours crooner stated that Usher’s 2012 single “Climax” reminded him of his early sound.

Home of Balloons actually modified the sound of pop music earlier than my eyes. I heard ‘Climax,’ that Usher track, and was like, ‘Holy f**ok, that’s a Weeknd track,’” stated Abel. “It was very flattering, and I knew I used to be doing one thing proper, however I additionally obtained offended. However the older I obtained, I spotted it’s an excellent factor.”

Usher not directly responded to The Weeknd by posting a video through which he sang “Climax” a cappella. “Can’t take it again, ni**a, we reached the climax,” he stated on the finish.

After stirring a debate on social media, Diplo, who co-wrote and produced “Climax,” addressed claims that Usher copied The Weeknd. “The manufacturing on Climax lends itself to Home of Balloons period @theweeknd,” tweeted Diplo. “After I heard these early data they blew my thoughts – soulful of their silences, and a spacey iconic voice that felt uniquely web. the concept of R&B having darkish edges was what I needed to carry to @usher.”

However The Weeknd meant no disrespect. In an interview for the September/October concern of Esquire, he revealed that he reached out to Usher to apologize for his controversial feedback and downplayed any beef with the R&B veteran.

“I hit [Usher] as much as apologize and inform him that it was misconstrued,” he advised the journal. “He’s one of many explanation why I make music. Undoubtedly. No, no, I’ve nothing unhealthy to say about Usher. The sweetest, most down-to-earth man ever.”

On Friday, The Weeknd is about to launch his Calvin Harris collaboration “Over Now.” He may also carry out at Sunday’s MTV VMAs, the place he’s nominated for six awards.

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