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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.'"

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

"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."

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

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"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!"

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."

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.

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

The ultimate white girl RT @stereogum: Weeknd says drunk Taylor Swift kept petting his hair https://t.co/Ad7p7sSJty

Totally unsurprised clueless Taylor Swift thought nothing of petting The Weeknd’s hair: https://t.co/9xrmeJUbp8

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

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