The Weeknd is currently pushing his latest album After Hours and got remarkably candid about one of Usher’s hit record “Climax.” When the single was released in 2012, Abel’s highly lauded House of Balloons project was making tremendous waves, changing the pop music scene.
In an interview with Variety that dropped on Wednesday (Apr.8), The Weeknd made some interesting assertions about the Usher track claiming it sounded like something he would have done hinting that he felt “Let It Burn” singer bit his style.
“I heard ‘Climax,’ that  Usher song, and was like, ‘Holy fuck, that’s a Weeknd song,'” “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.”
Usher caught wind of the comment and responded via his Instagram Stories singing the song flawlessly but adding spicy lyric that many assume was dig at The Weeknd.
Now Abel didn’t come from a negative place with his comments and did signal that he moved on, that didn’t stop Usher from using the moment to quickly start the #ClimaxChallenge in response that fellow singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger helped egg on.
Usher has already chimed in and voiced his opinion on who should be declared the winner and picked this doozy of an entry from @keemalizer.
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Good morning y’all so I jus woke up to @usher sayin I’m da WINNER to the #climaxchallenge I would like to thank God and all the fans of the #keemalizer ‼️And a big shout out to @ericbellinger for the opportunity 😂 🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀#keemalizer #WhereMyBluecheck #Ijusquitmyjob #Wherestheweekend #Mamawemadeit #dontworryboutit #cosign @theshaderoom @balleralert @hollywoodunlocked
Hey, this might inspire The Weeknd to start his own challenge. Hell, we ain’t going nowhere for a while thanks to the lockdown so we could use the entertainment.
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