The Weeknd Says Taylor Swift Wouldn’t Stop Petting His Hair At A Party

“When she started petting my hair, that’s when I was like, ‘I definitely need a drink.’”

1. The Weeknd is on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone and he has some things to say about Taylor Swift.

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2. The “Hills” singer revealed that when he met first met Swift she confessed to loving one of his early tracks.

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“She was like, ‘I’ve been listening to ‘The Morning’ for years — it’s one of my favorite songs ever!’ I mean, she might have just Googled it,” he said. “But she seemed genuine.”

3. But also? Swift was really into PETTING HIS HAIR.

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4. “The whole time she was talking, she was kind of, like, petting my hair?” he continued.

“I think she was just drawn to it — she must have been a little gone off a few drinks. And of course I’m not going to be like, ‘Hey, can you stop?’ I mean, it felt good!”

5. “But when she started petting my hair, that’s when I was like, ‘I definitely need a drink.’” he told the magazine.

6. Taylor corroborated the story in a BBC Radio 1 interview earlier this year where she said she woke up to an email from The Weeknd about the incident.

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“I woke up to an email from the Weeknd, and he was like you told me how beautiful I was for like 15 minutes straight and started to pet my hair,” she says. Host Nick Grimshaw responds by saying, “This sounds like quite the evening. You petted The Weeknd. Like an animal.”

7. Folks on Twitter had some feelings about it.

Dear white people, Just cuz The Weeknd was ok with Taylor Swift doing it doesn't give you a pass to go around petting black folks' hair.

— Gyan Rosling (@teamsexydork)

me: [hears about taylor swift 'petting' the weeknd's hair]

— anti colonial(is)t (@motherjohnmisty)

The ultimate white girl RT @stereogum: Weeknd says drunk Taylor Swift kept petting his hair

— Suge Fright (@BostonJerry)

Totally unsurprised clueless Taylor Swift thought nothing of petting The Weeknd’s hair:

— Megan Erickson (@MeganErickson_)

Taylor Swift touchin the Weeknd hair is NOT the move. That hand after trying to pet MY hair would look a lot like...

— I.D (@IdmanAbdul)

12. Maybe that’s not the best way to get The Weeknd in your squad, Taylor.

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