The Weeknd opened up to Rolling Stone about his success for their November cover story.
The singer talks about being on drugs, songs about sex, dating Bella Hadid, creating big hits, and Drake not liking his music at first and much more. Below are a couple of excerpts from the interview;
On being on drugs:
“I never needed detox or anything. But I was addicted in the sense of ‘F–k, I don’t want to spend this day without getting high.’
On dating girlfriend Bella Hadid:
“I actually asked her to be on the artwork for Beauty Behind the Madness. My motive was literally to work with her.”
But when she declined,
“I was like, ‘All right, cool — we can meet up face-to-face.’”
Tesfaye says he loves how hardworking she is, and how close she is with her family.
“It just kind of fell into my lap,”
“If this had happened two years ago — well,”
he catches himself, “she couldn’t.” (Two years ago, Hadid would have been 16.)
“But if I’d met someone two years ago, I probably would’ve fucked it up. But I’m more — how do I say it? — clear-thinking now.”
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