It seems The Weeknd has learned a thing or two from his pal Taylor Swift -- including using breakups as song-writing material.
The Canadian hit-maker unveiled his new, six-song EP titled My Dear Melancholy on Thursday night, and shortly after Twitter lit up with speculation that some of his lyrics referenced his famous ex-girlfriends Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid.
In "Call Out My Name" The Weeknd sings, "I said I didn't feel nothing baby, but I lied / I almost cut a piece of myself for your life," leading fans to speculate that he’s referring to Gomez's recent kidney transplant and suggesting he was willing to be her donor. The song continues, "Guess I was just another pit stop / Til' you made up your mind / You just wasted my time," a possible illusion to Gomez’s reconciliation with Justin Bieber.
“i said i didn’t feel nothing baby, but i lied, i almost cut a piece of myself for your life.”
THE WEEKND WAS GOING TO DONATE HIS KIDNEY TO SELENA GOMEZ. pic.twitter.com/dl6qPdyeQz
— ً (@kalenminaj) March 30, 2018
The Weeknd was really about to give Selena Gomez his kidney omg lawd pic.twitter.com/EX8K0oMJsM
— SKINNY LEGEND (@skinnylegendz) March 30, 2018
We gotta thank Selena Gomez for making The Weeknd go through the pain that he did that caused him to make this album lol
— Shakespeare (@DevinShamel) March 30, 2018
Like, did he really almost give her a kidney and then WRITE ABOUT IT??
— Meredith B. Kile (@em_bee_kay) March 30, 2018
Fans are also speculating that the song “Wasted Time” references Hadid, who used to participate in horse riding competitions. "You were equestrian, so ride it like a champion," he sings. "Wasted time I spent with someone else / she wasn’t even half of you" -- a possible reference to dating Gomez following his relationship with Hadid in 2016.
Bella Hadid 100% Responsible For Us Getting The Old Weeknd Back & For That I Thank Her.
— Casa Lee (@casafuckinlee) March 30, 2018
The first song on The Weeknd’s album is about selena and the rest are about bella. He’s really wants her back. Omg.
— (@beyissues) March 30, 2018
the weeknd is really out here singing directly to bella hadid wow
— j (@gucciandior) March 30, 2018
wasted times is literally about the weeknd talking about how selena wasn’t bella hadid but he tolerated her oh my god
— (@harryisahoney) March 30, 2018
THE WEEKND DRAGGED SELENO TO THE PITS AND PRAISED BELLA SDGKHHKJJHK TEA
— - (@urbanpige) March 30, 2018
You can stream The Weeknd's My Dear Melancholy below: