By: Jomana Aly
The Weeknd, the saddest of sad boys, seemed close to tears during his headlining performance at Coachella last night. In a series of videos posted online, Abel Tesfaye can be seen getting very emotional while singing “Call Out My Name” and “Privilege,” two of the songs from My Dear Melancholy that are maybe/probably/definitely about his recent breakup with Selena Gomez.
Some fans believe that “I said I didn’t feel nothing baby, but I lied/I almost cut a piece of myself for your life” from the former song pertains to Gomez’s need of a kidney transplant. “Two red pills to take the blues away, away, away” from the latter, meanwhile, was suggested to be about her battle with anxiety and depression.
Their relationship came to an official end last November, when they unfollowed each other on Instagram. Shortly after, Gomez started going to church-slash-brunch-slash-bike riding with her then-ex-boyfriend, now-maybe-ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, and Tesfaye was spotted leaving Hadid’s apartment, though not much more seems to have come of that.
According to an article in Elle. Selena was not in the audience during the performance, but Justin Bieber and The Weeknd’s other ex-girlfriend, Bella Hadid, might have been? Oh, the melodrama.
Meanwhile, Coachella continues on, with performers like Eminem and Cardi B set to make their debuts this weekend (the first part of the festival runs through Sunday, and then the second week is from April 20 to 22).
Perhaps the most highly anticipated performer this year, Beyoncé will return to the Coachella stage as a headliner after being forced to postpone her 2017 performance due to her pregnancy with twins Rumi and Sir Carter. Saturday’s performance will be her first since welcoming the twins.