The Weeknd Credits Pandemic For Igniting His Creativity: “I’ve Been More Inspired”

Toronto star The Weeknd is thinking deep. He recently spoke on the inspiration for his newest music and where it came from.

The Weeknd Reveals His Inspiration

The Weeknd says he’s been more inspired than ever before during the pandemic. His reasoning included a variety of things, including the Black Lives Matter movement. He also spoke on what can be summed up as his 20’s.

“I have been more inspired and creative during the pandemic than I might normally be while on the road… The pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the tensions of the election have mostly created a sense of gratitude for what I have and closeness with the people near me… I feel like I spent the last 10 years creating a sound and most of my career I’ve either been running away from it or duplicating it. After Hours was the perfect piece of art for me to show my tenure in the industry.”

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The Weeknd’s First Sneaker Collab With Bape

The popular crooner is making major moves in 2020. New pictures of another, but different, collaboration with Japanese streetwear brand Bape have been released. The Weeknd will be debuting a new shoe with Bape on December 12th. Although he’s released other articles of clothing with them and his XO brand, this model of the Bape Sta 20th Artist Model Series will be his first sneaker collabo with them.

XO & BAPE December 12th ?

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Elton John Defends Weeknd + Rips The Grammys

A few weeks ago, music icon Sir Elton John went to his Instagram page and didn’t mince words. EJ specifically singled out the Recording Academy for not putting proper respect on what he feels is Weeknd’s Song and Record of the Year with a Grammy nomination.

“In my humble opinion…… Blinding Lights Song of the Year ? Record of the Year ? @theweeknd #GrammySnub” -Elton John’s Instagram

“???” -NAV

The Weeknd Slams Grammys After Snubs

Earlier in the week, the Canadian native went to his IG page and didn’t downplay his feelings. Weeknd ripped the Recording Academy for not putting proper respect for his popular After Hours album.

“The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.” -The Weeknd’s Instagram