Last month The Weeknd pulled a fast one on us when he without warning chopped off his signature dreadlocks, revealing a brand new short-hair look on the cover of his new album, Starboy. And now, after giving us some much-needed time to adjust, move on, and get used to his new look, he’s explaining why he got the cut in the first place. (Spoiler: It’s not what you’d expect.)
The singer opened up to The Wall Street Journal about his major hair transformation, saying that he lost the dreads because they were interrupting his sleep. “I could only sleep on one side of my face,” he explained.
Turns out, things are much better for him since the cut. “Now, the sleep is amazing. The shower is amazing, because I don’t have to spend two hours cleaning it. I didn’t know how much I wanted it until I did it.”
Of course, we weren’t the only ones freaking out over his new look. “It was a long time coming,” he added in the interview. “It didn’t feel right anymore…I told everybody I was getting rid of it, and everybody — literally, unanimously — they were like, ‘No, don’t do it! That’s your whole thing, that’s you.’ And the way they said that, I was like, ‘Oh, I’m definitely cutting it now.’”
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