For quite some time, Abel Tesfaye’s, a.k.a. The Weeknd, hair was about as recognizable as his voice — maybe more. And with a ‘do as unique as his was, you would think he must’ve loved it a lot to wear it as long as he did. Well, not so.
During a chat with GQ, the “Starboy” revealed that he started hating his signature look because others started biting his style. “I couldn’t walk around without seeing the f–king Weeknd hair. That’s what I called it,” he says. “New artists, artists that have been around forever––I’m not going to say any names––but they were f–king growing their hair.”
But that wasn’t the only reason he cut his luscious locks. “I worked really hard on this album,” Abel told the mag. “And I felt like I need to relieve a lot of stress. [Cutting off my hair] feels good ‘cause I get to blend in. If I want to go to a club, I can just go and I’m not there. I can go to a restaurant and I’m not there. I look like everybody else, which is boring, but maybe I just want to look like everybody else for a bit.” We doubt if he’s completely unrecognizable, but we get his point.
During the interview, he also opened up about moving to LA, fame and what makes him horny. “Right now, I’m much more, like, self-regulating than I was four years ago when I first started getting everything and enjoying life,” he says. “I don’t focus on it as much as I used to. You know what I mean? Before it’s like, ‘Holy f—k, this is amazing.’ Right now, it’s like a good song turns me on way more. Like, that gets me horny, like, literally gets me horny.” Well, alright then.
The February issue of GQ is available nationwide on Jan. 24.
It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere
Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!
Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.
Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.
Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.
Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.
He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.“
“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”
In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.
“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”
BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.
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