There was a time when the name “The Weeknd” was shrouded in mystery and cloaked in anonymity. When Abel Tesfaye first debuted his menacing, experimental R&B project back in late 2010, no one even knew his real name. Who would’ve predicted that in less than three years he’d be answering random questions from fans on a Reddit Ask Me Anything session? It seems like at a certain point Tesfaye got tired of the anonymity.
Now he’s answering questions from the internet about whether he’s a butt or a boobs man—turns out he’s into both. During his interview, Tesfaye discussed the origins of the Weeknd project, the possibility of a future Kanye collaboration and more. Take a look at some of the best questions and answers from The Weeknd’s Reddit AMA session below.
Do you play your own music when you have sex with the ladies? Other music? No music?
Where did “The Weeknd” come from? I’ve always wondered.
I left home when I was about 17 dropped out of high school and convinced Lamar to do the same lol. We grabbed our mattresses from our parents threw it in our friends shitty van and left one weekend and never came back home. It was gonna be the title of HOB. I hated my name at the time though so I tried it as a stage name. It sounded cool. I took out the “e” because there was already a canadian band named the weekend (copyright issues).
Do you speak Ahmaric?
Yes fluently. First language I learned. Had no dad and mom was working 24/7 so my grandma raised me until I was like 5. No English.
Read in an interview that you were in Paris with Kanye. Can we expect something from you guys?
I’m not sure but kanye is the homie!
Is there a chance of a collab with Frank Ocean?
Never met him. Love channel orange though!
Are you a butt man or boobs man?
Who inspires you to keep making music?
My friends… And my mom.
What is your favorite TV show Abel, do you think Hank is going to die on Breaking Bad?
Waiting until the season is over so I can watch all in one day. Fuck that every week bullshit. Game Of Thrones won my heart last season though