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The Weeknd Talks About His Breakup With Selena Gomez and How it Influenced His Album


The Weeknd and Selena started dating in Jan. 2017, just a few months after his split from Bella. Their romance lasted until that October. After the split, it wasn’t long before Selena started spending time with her ex, Justin Bieber, again. That lasted until the beginning of March 2018 (Justin Beiber is  now married).

During his new interview with Esquire, The Weekend was asked to name five of his songs defined him best. surprisingly, no tracks from his 2018 EP, “My Dear Melancholy” made the list. This record was released just months after The Weekned’s split from Selena Gomez, and seemingly has many references to the singer,

During his Esquire interview, He briefly touched on writing the album saying;

“The reason why it was so short is like, I think I just had nothing else to say on this,” he explained. “Whatever. It was just, like, this cathartic piece of art. And yeah, it was short, because that’s all I had to say on the situation.” However, he did confirm that writing the record did make him feel better post-split. “That would have sucked if it didn’t,” he added.”

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The song from My Dear Melancholy which created the most buzz about The his relationship with Selena was “Call Out My Name.” The track featured lyrics like, “I helped you out of a broken place” and “Guess I was just another pit stop ’til you made up your mind” (an supposed reference to Selena getting back together with Justin after their breakup).

The Weeknd even hinted that he contemplated giving Selena one of his kidneys when she needed a life-saving transplant in 2017! “I almost cut a piece of myself for your life,” he sang. Although Selena eventually got the kidney from her best friend, Francia Raisa.

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