News__ The Weeknd vs. Portishead
The Weeknd doesn't give a...
It'll be interesting to see what happens with all of this in the next few weeks. The Weeknd's new track "Belong To The World" samples Portishead’s “Machine Gun,” but the Canadian singer didn't have permission to use the sample. "I think it's a load of bollox," Portishead lead singer Geoff Barrow tweeted. "When someone asks to sample you and you refuse they should have the respect as a fellow artist to not use it." The Weeknd went ahead and used the sample anyway and even produced this expensive video to go along with it. Oh, were you using that? Barrow says "I don't wanna get paid... I just want my beat back."
We'll have to wait and see how everything plays out but until then visit Barrow's Twitter, where he is re-tweeting negative feedback...towards himself. Lolz.