The Weeknd Opens Up About Marriage, His Sex Appeal As Selena Gomez Kissing Pics Emerge
By Antoinette Bueno
The Weeknd is opening up about his thoughts on love and fame.
The notoriously private 26-year-old singer -- whose real name is Abel Tesafaye -- covers the February issue of GQ along with Chance the Rapper, and gets candid about the notion that he's being constantly propositioned by women.
"I don't think that's real," Tesafaye tells the magazine, reflecting on his own sex appeal. "Listen, I'm not walkin' around like f**kin' Idris Elba, know what I mean? …I'm not gonna walk into the club and be like, 'Oh sh** I'm the sexiest guy in here.' The reason why they want to f**k with me is because of what I do [in the studio]. So I'd rather just focus on doing that."
Though Tesafaye clearly has no problem with the ladies judging by his dating history. The "Starboy" singer is making headlines this week thanks to being snapped kissing Selena Gomez, two months after splitting from model Bella Hadid. Tesafaye says he's not looking to make the marriage commitment any time soon.
"I feel like I'm the kind of guy that would have kids before getting married," he says. "The first thing would be kids. Marriage is scary to me, man."
Still, the Canadian singer says he's settled down since he first got famous.
"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 admits. "I don't focus on it as much as I used to. You know what I mean? Before it's like, 'Holy fu**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."
The GRAMMY-winning singer performs a bit of anonymity these days -- which is why he cut his famous hair.
"I couldn't walk around without seeing the f**kin' Weeknd hair. That's what I called it," Tesafaye says about the infamous hairstyle. "New artists, artists that have been around forever -- I'm not going to say any names -- but they were f**kin' growing their hair."
"I worked really hard on this album [Starboy]. And I felt like I need to relieve a lot of stress," he continues. "[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."
Meanwhile, Tesafaye and 24-year-old Gomez -- who posed for a steamy topless pic that celeb photographer Mert Alas Instagrammed of her on early Thursday -- haven't commented on the nature of their relationship. Though tellingly, Tesafaye's ex, 20-year-old Hadid, unfollowed Gomez on Instagram after their kissing pictures surfaced.