The Weeknd shocked fans back in 2016 when he chopped off his signature dreadlocks. But the good news is, it looks like the dread-headed Weeknd is making a comeback. The Xo singer debuted his new hairstyle on social media earlier this week, and fans seem to believe it’s a sign that an amazing new project is coming very soon.
OK, so there isn’t actually proof behind the hypothesis that The Weeknd only makes good music when he’s dreaded up. But fans made a pretty good argument for it on Twitter. They seem to believe the growing locks are connected to Weeknd’s recent break up with Selena Gomez. The couple split at the end of Oct. 2017, and although reports suggest the singer broke up with the former Disney star, fans still think he may be coping with heartbreak.
As we all know, The Weeknd is known for making music that focuses on the themes of love and drug use. Some even argue that singles off of his 2011 album, House of Balloons, and 2012’s Trilogy, which incorporated those topics into solemn ballads, was some of his best work.
Of course, we’re not hoping The Weeknd reverts to drug abuse, but it would be nice to hear another “Wicked Games” come out of this phase.
& my hair be growin like a fuckin Saiyan pic.twitter.com/oOYlADd613— The XO Updates (@TheXOUpdates) November 4, 2017
The Weeknd is getting his old hair back, new album is really going to be fire pic.twitter.com/uaJNbECewF— lena (@LenaN544) November 4, 2017
Looks like The Weeknd is growing back his hair....now I definitely can’t wait for his new music 👀 pic.twitter.com/V2W6wmMP3c— G a b r i e l l e (@gabyyymarie) November 3, 2017
The weeknd only makes good music when his hair looks like a 10 piece spicy no sides. pic.twitter.com/P3ElUNOILi— mal (@basic4k) November 7, 2017
The Weeknd's album finna be lit af https://t.co/neh9tzEr3L— M. Salinas (@YepitsMute) November 9, 2017
so if The Weeknd is broke up wit Selena, that mean his hoeness coming back right? so that means he bringing the dreads back right? 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Camborghini High (@Cam_Tha_Chiefer) November 3, 2017
The Weeknd has 3 dreads going and a break up on his hands. That 🔥 is coming— Dᴇɴᴢᴇʟ ᴍɪɴɴᴇsᴏᴛᴀ (@WesDenzel) November 3, 2017
I'm expecting the weeknd to grow his dreads back and make some sex/drug related music again pls & thanks pic.twitter.com/pUXU19HCIl— •Jada• (@jadaxshannya) November 2, 2017
The Weeknd's next album better make me wanna mix cocaine and glass with LSD and then go racing on the motorway— Demi-god (@nabeeldenero) November 7, 2017
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