The Weeknd covers the 2017 issue of GQ along with Chance The Rapper and he talks about why he did the big chop and his thoughts on marriage and children..
On why he chopped off his signature hair: “I couldn’t walk around without seeing the fuckin’ Weeknd hair. That’s what I called it. New artists, artists that have been around forever––I’m not going to say any names––but they were fuckin’ growing their hair. I worked really hard on this album. And I felt like I need to relieve a lot of stress. [Cutting off my hair] feels good, ‘cause I get to blend in. If I want to go to a club, I can just go and I’m not there. I can go to a restaurant and I’m not there. I look like everybody else, which is boring, but maybe I just want to look like everybody else for a bit.”
On his sexual appeal: “I don’t think that’s real. Listen, I’m not walkin’ around like f*ckin’ Idris Elba, know what I mean? …I’m not gonna walk into the club and be like, ‘Oh sh*t I’m the sexiest guy in here.’ The reason why they want to f*ck with me is because of what I do [in the studio]. So I’d rather just focus on doing that.”
On the possibility of marriage and kids: “I feel like I’m the kind of guy that would have kids before getting married. The first thing would be kids. Marriage is scary to me, man.”
I’ll never understand how marriage is scarier than being responsible for a human being.
For more on The Weeknd visit GQ.com.