The Weeknd, born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, has solidified his position as one of the most innovative and influential artists of his generation. His unique blend of R&B, pop, and electronic music has garnered him a devoted global following and critical acclaim. The Toronto native has released several chart-topping albums, including “Starboy,” “Beauty Behind the Madness,” and “After Hours,” each showcasing his distinctive sound and lyrical prowess.
The record-breaking artist is set to take his talents into the world of acting with an upcoming television series called ‘The Idol.’ However, the show’s name has been dragged through the mud after Rolling Stone published a bombshell report on March 1 which went into detail about the show’s endless delays and alleged “torture p**n” since Sam Levinson took over the series.
The Weeknd, who is one of the main characters in the show didn’t take it lying down as he responded to Rolling Stone’s allegation via a post on social media.
The singer/songwriter shared a clip from the show alongside co-star Lily Rose-Depp which a caption that read as follows:
“.@RollingStone did we upset you?” he wrote.
The clip shows the pair mocking Rolling Stone for being irrelevant. “Rolling Stone, aren’t they a little irrelevant?” The Weeknd says while Lily adds, “I don’t know, I think it’s maybe past its prime.”
The Idol is based on the story of an aspiring pop idol who has a nervous breakdown and in the quest to reclaim her title as the sexiest pop star in America, she begins a complicated relationship with a self-help guru (The Weeknd) and the head of a contemporary cult. The show is scheduled for a 2023 release. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we keep you updated on this story.
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