The WeekndÂ is the latest artist to cover Rollingstone magazine'sÂ November issue. In the cover story 'The Hills' singer opens about being on drugs, dating Bella Hadid, success, Drake, Taylor Swift and much more.Â
Check out someÂ excerpts from the cover story below.
On Drake:Â âI gave up almost half of my album. Itâs hard. I will always be thankfulâ if it wasnât for the light he shined on me, who knows where Iâd be. And everything happens for a reason,â he said.
On Taylor Swift:Â âThe whole time she was talking, she was kind of like, petting my hair? I think she was just drawn to it â she must have been a little gone off a few drinks,â he said. âAnd of course Iâm not going to be like, âHey, can you stop?â I mean, it felt good! But when she started petting my hair, thatâs when I was like, âI definitely need a drink."Â
âShe actually schooled me on my own s***.Â She was like, âIâve been listening to âThe MorningâÂ for yearsâÂ itâs one of my favorite songs ever!â I mean, she might have just Googled it. But she seemed genuine,â he said. âButÂ the whole time she was talking, she was kind of, like, petting my hair? I think she was just drawn to itâ she must have been a little gone off a few drinks. And of course Iâm not going to be like, âHey, can you stop?â I mean, it felt good!â
On success of songs âI Canât Feel My Faceâ and âThe Hills:Â âÂ Itâs something heÂ definitelyÂ didnât expect.Â âAt the time, I thought Iâd be a punk starâ grow my hair out, acne on my face, super-f******-skinny. I was looking at artists likeÂ Iggy PopÂ and theÂ Ramones, orÂ Afropunk. But you evolve and realize your potential. And then itâs like, âFuck yeah. Letâs go.'â
On being on drugs:Â âI never needed detox or anything. But I was addicted in the sense of âFâk, I donât want to spend this day without getting high."
On dating girlfriend Bella Hadid:Â âI actually asked her to be on the artwork for Beauty Behind the Madness. My motive was literally to work with her.â But when she declined, âI was like, âAll right, cool â we can meet up face-to-face.'â Tesfaye says he loves how hardworking she is, and how close she is with her family. âIt just kind of fell into my lap,â he says. âIf this had happened two years ago â well,â he catches himself, âshe couldnât.â (Two years ago, Hadid would have been 16.) âBut if Iâd met someone two years ago, I probably wouldâve f***** it up. But Iâm more â how do I say it? â clear-thinking now.â
Read the full story atÂ Rolling Stone.