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R&Beef: The Weeknd and The-Dream Trade Shots


As The Weeknd emerged in 2011 with critically acclaimed projects like House Of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes Of Silence; the comparison in styles between him and accomplished songwriter, The Dream grew. So when The Dream took his Cut Kill The Lights Off tour through the media capital of the world, the Grammy-Award winning artist let his feelings known about numerous artists biting his style. Although The Dream never named names, all clues pointed toward the Canadian crooner. “I haven’t done a show in close to two years. And ever since then, there’s like, four n*ggas that sound like me now. I’m just being honest,” The Dream said to a sold-out SOBs crowd in New York City. After this, it didn’t take The Weeknd long to respond. “Hamburglar lookin’ A$$ N***a,” The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye tweeted last night. “All I need are my brothers and my fans. Fawk the bullShyte. This N***a is so hood, he thinks my name is The Weekender. I was raised old fashioned, you get at me, I get at you.  Ain’t no sideways Isht about it.”

The Dream responded ” Like my father said, ‘say your piece son. If a man feel uncomfortable enough a cheat, and a liar will identify [himself.]’ Amen. Now I know for sure,” he began. “I said I was honest not petty.  I’m going to support the movement where if you can’t say it in person don’t say it. Nothing but love from here lil’ homie. Don’t get fooled or tricked and try to come up on a N***a like me , won’t work just do you if you truly are then what we talkin about. Now I’m going to leave it at that. ”

Mr. Nash also went on to offer apprenticeship in a few tweets, offering to call his phone and talk things out and shot down any rumblings of a brewing beef by giving The Weeknd props. “Y’all better quit hypin niggas up. [You] can’t beef by yourself. Beef would have to mean insecurity [or] jealousy. Two things I know nothing about, I’m dope! Like I said, I think the world of the boy and nothing will change that. He’s very talented and it’s nothing for me to say that. [There isn’t] enough R&B to beef and its no fun ballin’ by yourself. Restore order.”

The Weeknd will be making his live American debut this year at the Coachella festival from April 13th to the 15th while The-Dream is gearing up to release his fourth album The Love, IV: Diary of a Madman on his birthday, September 20th.


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  • Ariheart1

    Its Kill the Lights. Not Cut the Lights tour

  • Tayb95

    #TeamABEL 🙂 XO til we overdose…

  • Mushdagrt

    I like the dreams music especially his first 2 albums, his production can be a1 sometimes…but he doesn’t really have any range voice wise…hes a great artist though..
    I wonder who the other 3 artist are ?

    as far as the weekend, dude is talented artist as well an as a man I can understand him responding to someone attempting to talk down..”lil Homie”, “boy”…why would he want to talk after you publicly tried to son him..comparisons made or not…if it was genuine he should have reached before he started talking slick…

  • Darkfather504

    Dream feeling himself

  • Ultimo

    One is The Weeknd, another is Frank Ocean… Don’t know who the other two are supposed to be.

  • Champhf

    hate it or love it, Dream is speaking the truth…!!!

  • Janay

    Jeremih who sings birthday $ex for sure is one

  • TrizzyTroy

    Honestly, The Dream can’t really sing for real, he’s just a really good writer, and I never heard the dream do anything that has to do with Rock so he can’t take full credit for saying The Weeknd sounds exactly like him

  • ToddDaddi

    lol @ people claiming a style… if The Weeknd and Frank Ocean are biting his style then everyone is biting Michael Jackson’s who is biting James Brown who is biting another artist and then another. I’d hardly say anyone is biting anyone’s sound just being influenced by. I honestly don’t care for The Dream as an artist or as a writer… psh, I think I can write better. Only thing I think The Weeknd bit from him WAS “THE WEEKND” Everything else sounds a little more original to me. Since when did The Dream sing about that life?