Timbaland came under fire on social media over the weekend after comparing The Weeknd’s new album, Dawn FM, to Michael Jackson’s legendary Thriller. The Weeknd dropped its new project last Friday at short notice.

“This album is different. This shit right here on some Thriller shit,” Timbaland said on Instagram Live after hearing the project. “Trust me when I tell you, and the way he dropped this shit – yo! Congratulations. This shit is amazing.”

He added: “This album is more than amazing. We need a vinyl for this.”

Timbaland, Dawn FM
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“I fuck with Timbaland, but this type of cappin ‘is crazy and disrespectful to the Michael jackson thriller,” one person wrote. “Timbo wyling.”

Another added: “Timbaland bubbling about how Weeknd’s new joint is something ‘Thriller shit’ sent me. I was pretty much untouched three tracks in and am not in a hurry to get back to it.”

Thriller considered one of the best pop albums ever. The album was released in November 1982 and was produced by Quincy Jones. Jones appears on the interlude, “A Tale by Quincy,” out of Dawn FM.

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