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The Weeknd Claims Usher Copied His Music Style in 2012 Song 'Climax'

The Weeknd Claims Usher Copied His Music Style in 2012 Song 'Climax'

The Weeknd is taking credit for one of Usher‘s hit songs.

During a new interview, The Weeknd, 30, believes that his 2011 mixtape House of Balloons influenced Usher, 41, to experiment with what’s now The Weeknd‘s signature R&B style.

House of Balloons literally changed the sound of pop music before my eyes,” The Weeknd shared with Variety. “I heard ‘Climax,’ that Usher song, and was like, ‘Holy f—, that’s a Weeknd song.’”

The Weeknd
admitted that he was initially upset when he heard Usher‘s 2012 tune change, but then took it as a compliment.

“It was very flattering,” The Weeknd added. “I knew I was doing something right, but I also got angry. But the older I got, I realized it’s a good thing.”

Usher has not addressed The Weeknd‘s comments.

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