Fans Slam Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bad Habits’ As Rip-off of The Weeknd

Published: Friday 25th Jun 2021 by Rashad

Ed Sheeran may be sitting atop iTunes with his comeback single, ‘Bad Habits’ (released June 25), but Twitter suggests he’s also #1 on another table as well:  the sh*tlist of The Weeknd fans.

Look inside to see how the GRAMMY-winning Brit is being pelted with claims of ‘copycatting.’

Much like The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) and his accompanying ‘After Hours’ era, Sheeran’s return to the music scene saw him showcasing aesthetics much different from that of his previous.

And while it’s not uncommon for artists to switch up their appearances to match an era’s theme, some fans of Tesfaye gave Ed’s latest cut – ‘Bad Habits’ – a side-eye once they clocked how ‘similar’ concepts and visuals from the tune’s music video were to those found aboard Canadian hitmaker’s ‘Blinding Lights.’

Primarily comparing the crooners’ apparel (i.e. suit & tie) and darker appeals, some even argued the 80’s-inspired sonic makeup of ‘Habits’ was too close to ‘Lights’ to be coincidental.

See what we mean below:


Watch ‘Bad Habits’ below and tell us if you agree.

[photo courtesy: Kevin Mazur/MTV & Getty Images]

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  1. Live&love June 25, 2021

    It’s nothing like the weekend and the weekends not original either lol. The weekend is tiring and boring. Ed can sing circles around the weekend.

  2. kevo June 25, 2021

    They full of s*** …love the song Ed

  3. A Google User June 25, 2021

    Stan twitter love to worship The Weeknd. Ed will end up selling more, playing more and writing better music anyways. The Weeknd is anything but original.

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 June 26, 2021

      Chile, this is WHY Ed is doing impersonations lol…… ☕️
      And Flavor Abel said he’s not even done yet lol 🤴🏾🤳🏽💋

  4. Real Eminem June 25, 2021

    lol I was thinking of what to say but Live&love sums it up. Y’all ever seen this guy cover ‘…Baby One More Time’ or his song ‘Sing’? He sells out stadiums with only an acoustic guitar and loop pedal and writes his own sh*t. The Weeknd is anything but original, people just chose to hate on Ed Sheeran even though he is better at everything.

  5. Shayla Queen™ 👑 June 26, 2021

    After Hours was The Weeknd’s Thriller knock-off. Gloves included.

  6. Are You Kidding Me? June 26, 2021

    The mental illness in these comments. It’s literally the same person on different accounts.

    • SNF June 26, 2021


  7. Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 June 26, 2021

    If you think that the styles of music are the same then it just shows how dumb you all are, just like Ashy CLOWN is dumb and has 𝓼𝓮𝔁 with it daddy, while it mommy films it all.

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 June 26, 2021

      You got two tennis balls for an ass flavor hater 🤣

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