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The Weeknd Hit With Lawsuit Saying He Plagiarized “Call Out My Name”

TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 09: The Weeknd attends the "Uncut Gems"premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 09, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

A lawsuit has been filed against The Weeknd by music group Epikker, who claim the artist plagiarized their song from 2015 “Vibeking” for his “Call Out My Name”.

According to the suit, “Both works are in a minor key. Both works are in a 6/8 meter that is less common in popular music. Both works are played at a similar tempo. And both works use features of electronica, ambience, pop, hip-hop, rock and R&B to achieve a particular atmospheric and melancholic sound”.

The music group is asking for profits from The Weeknd’s song, legal fees, and they request that The Weeknd be restricted from performing “Call Out My Name” until a settlement is reached.

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