Hint: it had to do with copycats
For someone who once claimed that he would never cut off his locks, The Weeknd’s new look is more than just a haircut: it’s a transformation.
The singer chopped off his signature hair after finishing his most recent album Starboy, sending shockwaves across the internet. Why would The Weeknd do such a thing? Now he’s opening up about what motivated his makeover.
Speaking with GQ, he admitted,
“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.”
His new hair is surprisingly normal for someone who takes such pleasure in looking unique, but we can understand why he did it. He just wanted to blend in for a while.
He also added that he was a bit ticked off that so many other singers seemed to be copying his style.
“I couldn’t walk around without seeing the fuckin’ Weeknd hair. That’s what I called it. New artists, artists that have been around forever—I’m not going to say any names—but they were fuckin’ growing their hair.”