In 2021, the Weeknd was sued for copyright infringement over his 2018 My Dear Melancholy, song “Call Out My Name.” Producers Suniel Fox and Henry Strange claimed the Weeknd and co-defendants Nicolás Jaar and Frank Dukes had infringed on their song “Vibeking.” The lawsuit claimed that the two songs were “strikingly and/or substantially similar, if not identical” and cited multiple alleged similarities.
On March 17, Fox and Strange’s attorneys filed in court that the two sides have reached a settlement. Pitchfork has reached out to the Weeknd’s representatives and the producers’ attorneys for comment.
When the lawsuit was first filed, Jaar clarified that he didn’t have a hand in the creation of “Call Out My Name”—just that the song featured an interpolation of his song from 2016’s Sirens, “Killing Time.”
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