Diplo Confirms The Weeknd’s ‘Climax’ Story

Published: Thursday 9th Apr 2020 by David

It seems that The Weeknd has been vindicated.

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The ‘After Hours’ superstar has been on the receiving end of vitriol launched at him by Usher fans after he claimed that the singer used his sound to craft his last hit single ‘Climax.’

His belief was that his ideas, like those of many other lesser known artists at the time, were being used to inject new energy into established artists.

Today, after Usher seemed to bark back with this video, Diplo (the song’s producer) confirmed that he did in fact use Weeknd as a mood board when tasked with building a new sound for his ‘Caught Up’ collaborator.


Mr. ‘Balloons’ isn’t the first musician to run into a problem like this.

For, there are some Pop culture critics who believe Miley Cyrus‘Bangers‘ era syphoned looks and sounds from Kreayshawn and the White Girl Mob movement and that Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’ visual was inspired by art created by Ebony Bones.

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  1. J April 9, 2020

    Diplo slobbing on Abel’s knob I see

  2. Cocoa Curious April 9, 2020

    f^ck you Dip. the track sounds nothing like Abel

  3. Ropeburn April 9, 2020

    I see Diplo over here slumming for his next producing credit.

  4. eric April 9, 2020

    He’s lying. The similarity isn’t there at all. It’s just more beneficial for him to attach himself to all the hype and convince other artists that he can duplicate a #1 sound right now.

  5. Endeavor April 9, 2020

    Go read what Diplo said in 2012 about Climax here (that he took his inspiration from minimalist techno & Atlanta stripclubs music, not from Abel) :


    Now ask yourself why that producer, who works now for The Weeknd (Diplo has just finished the remixes of Blinding lights for the expanded edition of After Hours), has changed his tune :


    Diplo is a liar who says whatever pleases his client of the moment, especially if that client is “hot” on the charts.

  6. room319 April 9, 2020

    Honestly… Diplo is pretty classy — stroked that ego enough to put out a fire. Smart smart smart.

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