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International Singer, The Weeknd Threatens To Sue Wizkid Over ‘Starboy’ Trademark Rights

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Canadian singer “The Weeknd” will be suing Nigerian singer “Wizkid” and any other artiste that tries to Trademark the name “Starboy”, TMZ reports.

According to The Weekend, he wants people to know that he is the real and only “Starboy” and his lawyers are ready to take on any ‘impostors’.

TMZ also reports that the Canadian singer’s lawyers filed documentation against Eymun Talasazan, a realtor. Talasazan filed to trademark “Starboy” for his own creative projects long after the release of The Weekend’s album and hit song of the same name.

According to TMZ, the musician’s legal team found Talasazan was up to other shady copyright business. He previously filed to trademark “Straight Outta Bombton” and “Runnin’ Through The 6.” Such details reveal one thing – he’s mostly likely in it for the money.

“Starboy” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after spending eight consecutive weeks in the slot for number two, Billboard reports. Additionally, “Starboy” is the Weeknd’s third song to reach number one on the chart. It was Daft Punk’s first-ever time holding the number one slot on the chart.

Source – TMZ

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    He’s very mad

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    dem dy fry chin chin on his head ni oloriburuku

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    Starboi wizkid Don dey answer yrs before em do that song..

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    Omo see wahala

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    Weeknd is “Weak” and if he try anytin stupid, that will be his “End”

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    his not serious

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    The owner of starboi is Nathan(American sing) non of this people.

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    Wizkid is still d starboy I know too well fcuk d weeknd

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    I jux love The Weekend

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    Am just hearing now dah the weekend bares star boi

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    The original starboy is wnkd fuck wizkid. I wonder why all this Nigerian artist can cone up with their own idea except to copy our style and Evry things.

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    You are stupid

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    Diz dj ballack is sooo sooo stupid…. Wizkid has beign callin im self stay boi for over 8yrs in d industry now and mumu weekend tiff name do song… Con dey threaten to sue.. Mtcheeeeeew

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    The Weekend shabi u done finish that codein wey i tell u to drink small

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    DJ black.. ballack or whatever you call yourself you and your stupid weeknd are so dumb n weak, oloriburuku!! If I hear. Saying sh!t about Wizkid, u should go fuck the weekend, cock sucking assholes . Tell him he can’t do sh!!!! Me say so?

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    heee weeknd or weekend i no no waiting u dy call ur stupid self make i tell u na only wizkid be dy only starboi weh we know ryt frm time oh or na bcus em win award u wan make him spend money (jealousy) one day nw u go tell us say na u b dy real wizkid kwa mumu like u.

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    Just keep up the lies and see as people just dey talk anyhow without confirming the story.

    This is just a deliberate attempt to twist the story.

    Weeknd is suing Eymun Talasazan for trying to use the name ‘starboy’ for his new TV show and not wizkid.


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    D weaknd i swear ama ni problem o

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    The whole warld know that Wizkid is the only star boi warld wide… so tel the weakend to go and sleep ok.

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    We re ni bobo the weaknd sha

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    Wizkid Starboy no comment, fuck the weekend, wen u star ur music mr weekend??

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    He should anwer moon boy

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    237 I’m just trynna say the weekend is not serious.FUCK that guy star boy yaya is the boss

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    DJ Ballack abi waitin u call ur self d day way u go jam wizkid song or any nigeria songs for ur show again 4rm today on ward…na big OGUN go kill u..keep jamin d weaknd o.. by d time u wil run broak that is when u wil no d important nigeria music warld wide..OGUN kill u one again….thank u!!

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    hey nice article

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    lovely piece

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    wizkid bi the only starboy he start dy call him self since 2012, when dat fool he song come.. KWASIA

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    Always wizkid, yes, he is the man of the industry we knw in african, so fuck u, we love our star boy incase u are fighting to be lyk him, it seems they don’t even knw you, them try to block my way but i swear them no reach, star boy say so

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    Some one should pls tell the weaknd that 20 man shall fall that day if he crox our lane…fuck d weaknd.

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    Weeknd is looking for fame in Nobody knows him in Africa….. He is very stupid…. Children of nowadays shaa

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    Wizkid baba nla I salute you……. Hu is dat stupid person trying to claim what you are by the way wen did dis weekend or weeknd start singing, cos I don’t know him is he a real artist…. Hey Mr weekend or weeknd whatever you call ya sef jxt back off and try to learn, I will advice u to apologize to the entire music industry cos uve just committed a big crime so should be incase u don’t know WIZKID is the STARBOY……. In fact aw did u cum across dat name, seriously if you know the repercussions of wat u ar duing now u will jxt quit music cus after dis u ar going to be rich to the extent dat u will not be able to afford a ring. Xo back off… Wizzy I see u is ya boy STARBOY YAGA

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    Look at how they put the topic as if he wants to sue wizkid personally. Na wa for media o

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    The weeknd Don’t u ever call yourself starboy cuz u no wizkid is the true and only starboy

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