Did The Weeknd shade Ariana Grande on ‘Moth To A Flame’? Internet calls him 'toxic'
Though The Weeknd is currently being linked to Hollywood icon Angelina Jolie, it looks like the global R&B star has still not forgotten his exes. The Canadian singer-songwriter dropped a new single called ‘Moth To A Flame’ with Swedish House Mafia on Friday, October 22, and apparently took a dig at one of his former lovers. The Weeknd then quickly reserved a spot on the trending list as social media users claimed how toxic the singer could be in a relationship.
The Weeknd has dated quite a number of gorgeous women in the past. The prominent ones include Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez. While it was never confirmed, the 31-year-old global icon was also rumored to have dated Ariana Grande for quite some time. The new Friday release created quite a buzz on the Internet as The Weeknd has pulled off a similar stunt in the past with his earlier songs like ‘After Hours’ and ‘Save Your Tears’.
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Did The Weeknd take a dig at his ex on ‘Moth To A Flame’
The Weeknd’s brand new single with Swedish House Mafia is from the latter’s third studio album ‘Paradise Again’. The singer along with the legendary music group had teased the single a few weeks ago on Instagram and Twitter, respectively. The song is also accompanied by a stunning music video, which is helmed by Alexander Wessely.
In the song, The Weeknd talks about one of his former lovers, though it is not clear which one is he talking about. ‘The Hills’ hitmaker opens the song with, “Like a moth to a flame/ I'll pull you in, I pulled you back to/ What you need initially/ It's just one call away/ And you'll leave him, you're loyal to me/ But this time, I let you be.” In the pre-chorus, he adds, “'Cause he seems like he's good for you/ And he makes you feel like you should/ And all your friends say he's the one/ His love for you is true.” The Weeknd further takes a dig as he sings, “But does he know you call me when he sleeps?/ But does he know the pictures that you keep?/ But does he know the reasons that you cry?/ Or tell me, does he know where your heart lies?/Where it truly lies.” The Weeknd is all set to drop his new album ‘The Dawn’ very soon. A release date is yet to be announced.
‘Streets saying Abel verse on Moth To A Flame is about Ariana’
Internet has taken it upon themselves to dissect who the singer could be referring to in his song. And Ariana's name figured in a lot of speculations, earning the singer some flak from her fans and social media in general.
“Abel is so sick, can’t let his exes breathe for one second he’s like i want you to be happy but also lemme hit," said one user after listening to the new single as another stated, “Abel’s new music is a whole new level im so hype for the dawn.” One user tweeted, “The lyrics Abel is one toxic mf and I love it”, as another added, “Streets saying Abel verse on moth to a flame is about Ariana.”
The next one added, “And you’ll leave him, you’re loyal to me” abel is one toxic f**ker.” One added, “This song let's me [email protected] is toxic to his exes.” Meanwhile, another chimed in, “Drake will make you cry abt your ex but The Weeknd will have you depressed over someone you never even had a chance with.” And, one user concluded, “Being abel’s ex is so torturous lmao cause imagine being stressed every time he drops and then having to convince your man that he’s not singing about you cheating with him.”
abel is so sick, can’t let his exes breathe for one second😭he’s like i want you to be happy but also lemme hit— aly 🌅🎃 (@abelsblues) October 22, 2021
abel’s new music is a whole new level im so hype for the dawn— ً (@excusemeilu) October 22, 2021
The lyrics 😳 Abel is one toxic mf and I love it pic.twitter.com/fsz8ZqOQBm— shirley ﾒ𝟶 🌅 🎃 (@mdmfaithxo) October 22, 2021
Streets saying Abel verse on moth to a flame is about Ariana 🤓— 🗿 (@arixabeI) October 22, 2021
“and you’ll leave him, you’re loyal to me” abel is one toxic fucker— 👁 (@juIissaxo) October 22, 2021
This song let's me know @theweeknd is toxic to his exes 😅 https://t.co/TUyr92kJn2— Dalana (@D_Ran44) October 22, 2021
Drake will make you cry abt your ex but The Weeknd will have you depressed over someone you never even had a chance with— sw¡m! 🗝 (@SsgSwim) October 22, 2021
Being abel’s ex is so torturous lmao cause imagine being stressed every time he drops and then having to convince your man that he’s not singing about you cheating with him— 💒 (@CHERCATTT) October 22, 2021