Wizkid fans known as Wizkid FC have called out The Weeknd for naming his latest project the same title as Wizkid’s record with H.E.R, “Smile”.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, announced the title of his latest single and collaboration with late JuiceWrld earlier today, the 7th of August via Twitter
The record was made before the death of Juicewrld who died in December 2019 due to accidental overdose.
Announcing the title of the record, The Weeknd said,
“The official title is “SMILE”
Wizkid fans also referred to as Wizkid FC took to his timeline, slamming him and questioning his reason for using the same name as Wizkid.
The reason behind this reaction is due to the fact that The Weeknd had previously called himself ‘Starboy” which was known to be Wizkid’s moniker and even the name of his Label, Starboy Records.
This guy, you no fit pass plagiarism test. Wizkid gats sue you.
— Omoniyi Israel (@__Omoissy) August 7, 2020
Wizkid is living rent free in this guy’s head lol
From Starboy to Smile
— Biyi The Plug 🔌 (@BiyiThePlug) August 7, 2020
Why use Wizkid’s title pic.twitter.com/rpVRnvuYwg
— Sleek Timmy 🐓🌱 (@ShyBloggerPR) August 7, 2020
Wizkid is definitely an inspiration to you.😊😎
You copied his Starboy, now it's Smile!!
Anyway, listen to Smile 🙂 Feat H.E.R by Wizkid https://t.co/Ihodi8Mtgj
— SelfLove❤💯 (@Ms_Fej) August 7, 2020
Wizkid: Omo, you dey whine me ni ? pic.twitter.com/BfJxLRV0Xd
— 𝙄𝙣𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚 𝘼𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙪𝙩Ⓜ 👨🏽🚀 ✈ (@AimThaMachine_) August 7, 2020
This guy doesn’t send Wizkid at all 🤦🏾♂️ Ripping him off everything… from Starboy to Smile 😂
— ADÉ TIGER! 🌹➐ (@DAFLOWABIOYE) August 7, 2020