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The Weeknd Is Suing For The "Starboy" Trademark, But What About Wizkid?

The Weeknd relentlessly continues to claim "Starboy."

The Starboy trademark continues to be a controversial one, as several artists, and now a realtor, claim the eye-catching title.

The controversy started back when The Weeknd named his 2016 album, Starboy. He went on to receive several awards for it, including a Grammy for "Best Urban Contemporary Album." Yet at the time, fans didn't forget that Wizkid had originally claimed the title when he launched Starboy Entertainment back in 2013 and had been using the nickname for years.

Now, a realtor by the name of Eymun Talasazan, as reported by Billboard, has decided to pull worms out of the already opened can by filing for rights to the trademark on the low. This is not the realtor's first rodeo in claiming titles used by other artists. He previously filed suit for the trademark's, "Runnin' Through the 6" and "Straight Outta Bombton."

According to Information Nigeria, he and his lawyers are in the process of suing the Wizkid as well, as they are apparently on the hunt to suing anyone who claims the trademark.


Wizkid hasn't responded to the news, but he did clap-back when The Weeknd first announced his album title in a since-deleted tweet.

At least, in terms of the Talasazan case, Billboard also reports The Weeknd has obtained knowledge of Talasazan's attempt to copyright The Weeknd and Marvel's new comic series, which could work in his favor.

The big question is, what will be Wizkid's move to protect his empire in all of this?

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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