The Weeknd Showed Off His New Look and People Brought the Memes

Some attribute the Weeknd's new look to his breakup with Bella Hadid.


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The Weeknd debuted a new look on Monday night at the Toronto Film Festival—and you almost couldn’t tell it was him. The Toronto native was there for the premiere of Adam Sandler’s film Uncut Gems, where Abel makes his feature film debut. 

Many have attributed the transformation to the Weeknd's breakup with Bella Hadid, whom he split with last month. This is his first major red carpet appearance since they parted ways, according to E! News. In addition to a fresh haircut and mustache, Abel also donned a navy blue suit.

Later that night, the Weeknd also sang happy birthday to Sandler.

In early August, news surfaced that Abel and Hadid had split. According to E! News, “distance” played a factor in the Grammy-winning singer and his supermodel girlfriend calling it quits. 

This is the second time Hadid and the Weeknd have allegedly split. The two first started dating in 2015 before breaking up a year later. In 2018, E! confirmed Hadid and the Weeknd had rekindled their romance.

Read some of the best reactions to Abel’s makeover below.

The Weeknd just turned into Nacho Libre.

— Rap Facts (@StolenRapMeme) September 10, 2019

my brain literally won’t let me accept that this is the weeknd

— zoey⁷ (@allurerm) September 10, 2019

Ladies and Gentlemen, the great Lionel Richie ! #lionelrichie #TheWeeknd

— S A M U E L 🇬🇾🇺🇸 (@SAMMURAII_98) September 10, 2019

Abel DeBarge

— KHAL 9000 (@khal) September 10, 2019

The Weeknd lookin GOOOOD 👀

— eva gutowski (@lifeaseva) September 10, 2019

It’s not The Weeknd anymore it’s El fin de la semana

— TurntMuslim (@turntmuslim) September 10, 2019

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