In Esquire‘s September/October issue, The Weeknd spoke on his “feud” with Usher. During the interview, the singer said that he reached out to Usher to apologize for previous controversial comments and downplayed any beef with the R&B crooner.
“I hit [Usher] up to apologize and tell him that it was misconstrued,” The Canadian artist told the magazine. “He’s one of the reasons why I make music. Definitely. No, no, I have nothing bad to say about Usher. The sweetest, most down-to-earth guy ever.”
Back in April, during an interview with Variety, The Weeknd said Usher’s 2012 single “Climax” reminded him of his early sound.“House of Balloons literally changed the sound of pop music before my eyes. I heard ‘Climax,’ that Usher song, and was like, ‘Holy f—, that’s a Weeknd song,’” The Weeknd said. “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.”