The Weeknd is thanking Drake for helping him get his career where it is today. The singer is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
He said that it was Drake manager Oliver El-Khatib who he said vouch for his music even when Drizzy was having doubts. Oliver first posted his music on the OVO blog and start letting the world know about him.
In his spread, The Weeknd spoke about moving from an underground artist to become a music powerhouse. “Never in a million years. I’m still digesting it, to be honest with you. But the screams keep getting louder, dude,” he said.
“The Hills” singer also spoke candidly about growing up a lonely child to now dating model Bella Hadid.
The Weeknd says that at one point in his career Drake was his closest friend in the industry.
“I gave up almost half of my album,” he said about working with Drake. “It’s hard. I will always be thankful—if it wasn’t for the light he shined on me, who knows where I’d be. And everything happens for a reason. You never know what I would say if this success wasn’t in front of me now.”
The Weeknd has gotten almost as much attention on his hair as his music. Just read the comments on his videos on YouTube.
“I want to be remembered as iconic and different,” Weeknd said. “So I was like, ‘F*** it—I’m gonna let my hair just be what it wants.’ I’ll probably cut it if it starts interfering with my sight. I can kind of see it right now. But if I cut it, I’d look like everyone else. And that’s just so boring to me.”
The Weeknd spoke candidly about his relationship with model Bella Hadid saying that the two met because he wanted her on the artwork for his new album Beauty Behind the Madness.