A Somalian singer, poet, and songwriter by the name of Yasminah is suing The Weeknd and Daft Punk for stealing her music, TMZ reports.

Yasminah claims that her 2009 track "Hooyo" is the blueprint for The Weeknd and Daft Punk's 2016 collab single, "Starboy," and is demanding at least $5 million in compensation.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Yasminah claims the similarities are "obvious to the ear," containing the same "hook, same key," and a "similar tempo." What's more, both songs feature "prominent claps on beats 2 and 4."

Apparently two of Yasminah's producers have already threatened lawsuits over the issue, but they never made it to court — the suit was settled privately. As the track's co-writer, Yasminah claims she didn't get a cut out of the settlement.

Take a listen to both tracks below and let us know whether you agree with Yasminah's claims in the comments.

In related music news, Drake is suing a woman who allegedly made false pregnancy and rape claims.

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