Monday, July 15, 2013

The Weeknd Sampled Portishead Without Permission, Says Geoff Barrow

Carrie Battan/Pitchfork

Photo by Erez Avissar
Update: "We usually give sample clearance to tunes we like. its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hiphop artist that are skint," Barrow adds. Hmmmm.

Well, that was fast. Just moments after the Weeknd released the video for his new single"Belong to the World", Geoff Barrow is calling him out for sampling the Portishead song "Machine Gun" without permission. "I think it's a load of bollox," he wrote on Twitter. "When someone asks to sample you and you refuse they should have the respect as a fellow artist to not use it."

Watch the new video for the Weeknd song in question:

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