The Weeknd announced earlier today that the title of their latest single and collaboration with late rapper JuiceWrld is “Smile.” The record was said to have been made before the death of Juicewrld who died in December 2019 from an accidental overdose, but Wizkid FC were not there for it. For them, it was another way to copy Wizkid again.
The controversy began when The Weeknd named their 2016 album Starboy. He then received several awards for this, including a Grammy for “Best Urban Contemporary Album”. Yet at the time, fans hadn’t forgotten that Wizkid initially claimed the title when he launched Starboy Entertainment in 2013 and had used the moniker for years.
The Weeknd also promised to take legal action against any artist using the name at that time. Shortly after his tweet, Wizkid fans called him out for using the same name as Wizkid’s latest single with American singer H.E.R.
See the tweets below:
– Daflow? (@DAFLOWABIOYE) Aug 7, 2020
– The Sweetch? (@officialsweetch) Aug 7, 2020
It’s official, Wizkid lives for free in The Weeknd’s mind !!!
– ?? (@Ayooluwa_ET) Aug 7, 2020
The Weeknd whenever Wizkid publishes a major project: pic.twitter.com/DOqtfR52ns
– ???? (@_xpsychoe) Aug 7, 2020
Wizkid is Weeknd’s role model. https://t.co/EDW8Ti68bb
– 90’s ?? (@ Mikky90s) Aug 7, 2020
The weekend: pic.twitter.com/fhug9bRgKM
– El ‘Gran Osvaldo (@Vizzy_rayven) Aug 7, 2020
– yazz (@yazzxv) Aug 7, 2020
Why are you copying wizkid? pic.twitter.com/DW2kBgGW7Y
– Uncle Bayotics (@unclebayotics) Aug 7, 2020
Wizkid continues to inspire The Weeknd !!
You hate to see it ????
– Queen Mandy (@kzquann) Aug 7, 2020
Wizkid gave Drake his first hit song. (A dance)
Wizkid gave Beyoncé her first blockbuster video. (Girl with brown skin)
Wizkid gave The Weeknd his biggest album. (StarBoy).
Wizkid helps international artists. ? ?
– POJE THEE STALLION? (@Iam_Poje) Aug 7, 2020