The Weeknd Says He Was 'Angry' At Usher for Copying His Style on 2012 Hit 'Climax': 'I Knew I Was Doing Something Right'

In a new interview with Variety to promote his new album, After Hours, The Weeknd revealed that he once had a major issue with Usher.

As many know, The Weeknd stepped onto the scene with his 2011 mixtape ‘House of Balloons.’

When discussing his style, The Weeknd says he felt like Usher stole his with his 2012 Diplo-produced hit, “Climax”

“I heard ‘Climax,’ that [2012] Usher song, and was like, ‘Holy f—, that’s a Weeknd song.’ It was very flattering, and I knew I was doing something right, but I also got angry. But the older I got, I realized it’s a good thing,” said Abel.

Variety said that Usher declined to comment.

Take a listen to “Climax” below — do you think it sounds like any of The Weeknd’s material? We dont.

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