EntertainmentCelebrities The Weeknd accused of stealing music for hit 'The Hills' Canadian singer The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) poses with his awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album in the press room at the 2015 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 22, 2015. Photo Credit: EPA / Mike Nelson December 9, 2015 6:42 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email The Weeknd may have been involved in some wicked games, according to TMZ. The site reported Wednesday that the R&B vocalist is being sued for allegedly stealing a baseline in his hit song "The Hills" from the score of a film called the "The Machine." Cutting Edge Music (CEM) brought the suit, claiming The Weeknd wasn't permitted to use the song, to which they own the licensing rights, and that The Weeknd's producer allegedly admitted to stealing it in a Tweet, before the song debuted. recommended reading The Weeknd, Fetty Wap top Spotify NYC top 10 songs of 2015 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.