The Weeknd: Do these quotes prove the singer isn’t that nice?
Judging by the immediate & near-unanimous reaction to his recent Grammy snubs, The Weeknd is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular artists. Since the early 2010s, Abel Tesfaye has gone from a shadowy Soundcloud-era mystery to a multi-million dollar powerhouse and soon-to-be Super Bowl halftime performer. His silky paradox of seduction & shade towards his lovers continues to be imitated.
While many The Weeknd quotes are still seen to be a product of a time-honored “troubled soul”, most of The Weeknd’s catchiest songs raise more than a few red flags when it comes to relationships. In this current age of mental health-focused pop, The Weeknd’s is leading many to wonder if the character of the artist matches that of the person. Is Abel Tesfaye just as toxic as his lyrics suggest?
Take a look at these The Weeknd quotes that have us raising an eyebrow.
Drugs & addiction
“What You Need” – “I’m the drug in your veins, just fight through the pain.”
“Coming Down” –“When I’m faded I forget, I forget what you mean to me. I hope you know what you mean to me.”
“Loft Music” – “The only girls that we f*ck with seem to have 20 different pills in ’em.”
“Prisoner” –“I’m a prisoner to my addiction I’m addicted to a life that’s so empty and so cold I’m a prisoner to my decisions.”
“Earned It” – I’m so used to being used. So I love when you call unexpected, Cause I hate when the moment is expected.
“Wicked Games” – “I left my girl back home, I don’t love her no more and she’ll never f*cking know that”
Self-worth & insecurity
Interviews – “When people meet me, they say that I’m really kind – contrary to a lot of my music.”
“Tears in The Rain” – Don’t show the world how alone you’ve become.”
“Heaven or Las Vegas” – “They say they want heaven; They say they want god. I say I have heaven, I say I am god.”
“Reminder” – “Every time you try to forget who I am, I’ll be right there to remind you again.”
“I Can’t Feel My Face” – “All the misery was necessary when we’re deep in love.”
“Montreal” – “Baby I’m a pro at letting go, I love it when they come and go.”
“Kiss Land” – “I don’t care about you, why you worried about me?”
“Coming Down” – “When I’m faded I forget, I forget what you mean to me. I hope you know what you mean to me.”
“The Birds Pt. 1 -” – “Don’t you fall in love, don’t make me make you fall in love. Nobody needs to fall in love.”
Call us crazy, but The Weeknd quotes don’t exactly feel like the nicest words to describe your lover. For almost a decade, The Weeknd steadily drove the direction of pop music in ways as one of the most influential artists early in his career. If Skrillex’s signature success was in the way his songs sounded, The Weeknd’s lyrical turmoil will remain his calling card long after he leaves the Super Bowl stage.
For better or worse, it’s not difficult to find The Weeknd quotes in our friends’ social media bio or up & down our feeds. Both parents & therapists alike have shown caution towards The Weeknd’s rise to fame across the airwaves over the years. In fact, one of The Weeknd’s lasting contributions to pop may be his fans’ (and critics’) response to their own mental health, sparking mindfulness conversations long overdue online.
Do you think this still makes The Weeknd a nice person? Let us know in the comments!