The Weeknd teased that he may drop final identify, Tesfaye, and legally change his full identify to simply Abel.
“You guys are hilarious. I really feel like i ought to change my stage identify to ABEL at this level lol,” he tweeted.
“Perhaps pull a YE and simply legally change my identify to ABEL. no final identify. Like Madonna or Cher or Prince. I don’t realize it looks as if rather a lot,” he additionally wrote.
Pulling a Ye is in reference to a choose approving Kanye West’s petition in October to legally change his identify to easily Ye. The Weeknd went on to contemplate how his identify can be written, because it pertains to his former stage identify.
The doable identify change obtained the assist of John Legend.
The Weeknd shared in Reddit AMA almost a decade in the past that “The Weekend” was initially going to be the title of what later turned generally known as Home of Balloons, however since he “hated my identify on the time,” he select to take up The Weekend as his stage identify and drop the “e” since there was already a Canadian band by that identify.
In a GQ profile final 12 months, The Weeknd spoke about how he has since discovered to distinguish between his stage identify and actual identify. “The traces have been blurry in the beginning,” he stated. “And as my profession developed—as I developed as a person—it’s develop into very clear that Abel is somebody I’m going residence to each night time. And The Weeknd is somebody I’m going to work as.”