The Weeknd Makes a Confession

In a recent interview with The Guardian, The Weeknd got real about using drugs to make his last couple of albums.

The Daily Mail writes:

The 26-year-old Oscar nominee – born Abęl Tesfaye – admitted he used marijuana, Hennessy, and ‘a few more things’ in the recording studio for his third effort, Starboy.

‘The past couple of albums, I do get back to [using drugs as a crutch],’ the Ethiopian-Canadian crooner confessed to The Guardian.

‘Even on this new album. You have writer’s block. And sometimes you’re like, “I can’t do this sober.” I had to get that little jump, and the ball started rolling. And then I didn’t need it anymore.’

The Weeknd – stressing that he’s now ‘in control’ – first smoked weed at age 11 before moving onto cocaine, MDMA, painkillers, Xanax, mushrooms, ketamine, and cough syrup back in his Toronto hometown.

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  1. Well he’s damn sure not the only one. It’s a lot of addicts in the industry but they swear they aren’t addicted. But my thing is if you can’t work without being high, your a-s is addicted.

  2. It usually starts off as the artist just doing drugs for creativity reasons but most of them end up becoming addicted. I don’t understand why they can’t find other ways to get their creative juices flowing.

  3. Yeah he admitted to doing drugs before smh……..why does creativity have to come from a person being on something??

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