Fans React As The Weeknd Adds Real Name To Social Media Profiles
Much is being made this week about The Weeknd suddenly using his real name on his social media accounts.
The Weeknd added his birth name to Twitter and Instagram ahead of the June 4 premiere of his series The Idol, in which he is credited as Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye.
missing the weeknd already pic.twitter.com/G7f33Th0FD— nadin (@heradaptation) May 15, 2023
oh no…. Abel Tesfaye is taking over….THE WEEKND COME BACK pic.twitter.com/feMjNbNsXY— abels whore ﾒ𝟶 (@abelsinitation) May 14, 2023
Who’s ready for the Abel Tesfaye era? pic.twitter.com/vvqDi9y5Mw— 𝙼𝙴𝙼𝙴𝙽𝚃𝙾 𝙼𝙾𝚁𝙸 𝚇𝙾💀 (@MementoMoriXO) May 14, 2023
so the weeknd era is coming to an end ? pic.twitter.com/nPKR1XNMGN— abels wife | ᙭O ᑕᑌᒪT (@xotwd206) May 8, 2023
Earlier this month, he told W Magazine that he is ready to make music under another name.
“The album I’m working on now is probably my last hurrah as The Weeknd,” he explained. “This is something that I have to do. As The Weeknd, I’ve said everything I can say.”
The star added that he is on “a cathartic path right now” that is taking him closer to “a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter.”
He explained: “I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn.”
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