The Weeknd Confirms He’s Never Had a Feud With Usher

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The Weeknd is clearing the air about his rumored feud with Usher.

The performer recently shared that there is no bad blood between him and Usher, despite rumors there was tension over The Weeknd’s comments about Usher’s 2012 single “Climax” in a cover story with Variety.

“I heard ‘Climax,’ that Usher song, and was like, ‘Holy f—, that’s a Weeknd song,'” he told the outlet at the time. “It was very flattering, and I knew I was doing something right, but I also got angry. But the older I got, I realized it’s a good thing.”

While Usher didn’t respond directly, he later posted a video to Instagram singing the track a capella. (Subtle shade.)

In a recent Esquire story, The Weeknd stated that he never had any type of feud with Usher.

“I hit him up to apologize and tell him that it was misconstrued,” he told Esquire. “He’s one of the reasons why I make music … I have nothing bad to say about Usher. The sweetest, most down-to-earth guy ever.”

Well, there’s a difference between plagiarism and being inspired by... so clearly this is the latter!