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.
I really don’t get the hype.
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.
He thinks he’s in control but he’s probably not.
He’s playing with fire.
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.
He talks like his talent and music is on Stevie Wonder’s level. Boy bye.
He seems like the type.
This is obvious listening to his music. Especially prior to him going mainstream…
Yeah he admitted to doing drugs before smh……..why does creativity have to come from a person being on something??