The Weeknd Responds to The-Dream's Diss

The Weeknd Responds to The-Dream's Diss

A Twitter beef erupts between the R&B singers after Dream makes a copycat charge against The Weeknd.

Published March 13, 2012

The-Dream made his return to the stage this past weekend in two shows at New York City's famous S.O.B.'s. and he ruffled a few feathers along the way sparking up some R&Beef. During the Sunday show, the R&B crooner made a comment directed toward the new generation of singers who've cropped up in his absence and seemingly adopted his sound. 

"I haven't done a show in close to two years," The-Dream told the audience. "And ever since then, there's like, four n***** that sound like me now. I'm just being honest." 

Canadian singer The Weeknd, who has often been compared to The-Dream thanks to his falsetto voice and '80s R&B/electro-inspired sound, took personal offense to the comment and responded on Twitter.

"Ham buglar lookin' a** n***a.. all I need are my brothers and my fans… f*** the bull****. just gimme that gat damn allderdice god damm it! I'm too turnt up right now!! this n**** 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 s**t about it.…" 

The-Dream quickly responded with a firestorm of tweets, some cryptic but all aimed at clarifying his statements.

"Like my father said. Say ur piece son if a man feel uncomfortable enough a cheat, and a liar will identify his self. Amen. Now I know 4 Sure. I said I was Honest not petty. Joke all you want. Grown Man. Love killed Hate. I’m going to support the movement where if u 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**** like me , won’t work just do you if u truly are then what we talkin bout. Now ima leave it at that." 

The Weeknd, a protégé to fellow Toronto native Drake, broke out last year with his critically acclaimed mixtape House of Balloons. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

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Written by Brooklyne Gipson


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