The Weeknd is Apparently a Virgin

The Weeknd just revealed to the world that he is, afterall, a virgin. Or did he? 

The R&B superstar, just featured on Episode 17 on popular American sitcom ‘American Dad’ as himself, and The Weeknd’s persona has taken us all by surprise. The TV show is known for its crass, adult, American humor and has enjoyed a successful 15-year broadcasting run. 

Following in the footsteps of The Simpsons and Family Guy, the show often features celebrities, actors and musicians as characters on the show, playing around with the idea of the public image and persona. 

The starboy has clearly been quite thrilled about this project, taking to his Twitter to post endless snippets from the show.

The Weeknd was creatively involved in the characterisation of his role in the episode. In an interview about the project, he revealed: “I always wanted to play a character that was the opposite of the public’s perception of me—and of course make fun of myself. Once I was given the opportunity I took complete advantage.” 
He’s still his suave, cool self, serenading us with some new music as well. In one track titled “I’m a Virgin”, he sings the lines “And I know you, you can’t believe it’s true/ But I’m man enough to say to you// I’m a virgin.” 

This new project comes not too long after the Weeknd dropped his latest album, ‘After Hours’. Quite a few tracks on the album saw raging success on the charts. In fact, more recently, his hit, ‘Heartless’ even received a remix from Lil Uzi Vert. So, despite not getting too much of a breather, it’s nice to see him try his hand at something new.

The animation, stylisation and overall parody-vibe of the song will leave you in splits. Check it out for yourself here: 

Taylor Swift Publicly Thanks Fan for Service

American superstar Taylor Swift is no stranger to lifting people’s spirits and giving them a reason to smile. Her fans have always been vocal about the close relationship they share. They’ve always been one of the fiercest, coming to her defense at any given time and vice versa. 

Well, the tradition of love and warmth in the Taylor Swift fandom is alive and well as she reached out to a fan wishing her a Happy Birthday. She went on to thank her for her service as a healthcare professional amid the Corona virus pandemic. Along with gifts, balloons and merchandise, Taylor also penned down a thoughtful letter. 

On May 4th, Whitney Hilton, an ardent fan of Taylor Swift , who goes by the username @TaNnEytWiT tweeted pictures of all the goodies she received. She excitedly expressed that it was “quite literally the best day of [her] life”. 

The letter, penned by Taylor Swift reads: “I wanted to send you some presents and let you know I am so grateful for you.  I can’t thank you enough for risking your life to help people and for spreading the message loudly that people need to hear, about taking this seriously. “

Whitney went on to freak out with fellow mutuals on Twitter, receiving thousands of retweets and congratulations from everyone on the online platform. 

In the meanwhile, Taylor Swift has been extremely vocal about the seriousness of the pandemic, and the precautions we all must take. She has continued to contribute in whatever way she can. From taking part in the Global Citizen fundraiser to donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to the COVID-19 relief, she has emerged as one of the most influential change makers in these times of adversity.  

Taylor Swift has even managed to stay above board amid all the record-label drama surrounding the purchase of her masters. At every step of the way, she has used her platform to encourage providing COVID-19 relief funds. When footage of the infamous phone call between her and Kanye West leaked, all Taylor had to say was “donate to the COVID-19 relief fund”.