Art imitating life?
On Friday, The Weeknd dropped his highly anticipated fourth studio album “After Hours,” which many believe is heavily inspired by his on-again, off-again girlfriend Bella Hadid.
Though the two began dating in May 2015, an Us Weekly insider last month said the model “isn’t dating anyone at the moment,” as “she is so busy traveling and working nonstop and she’s mostly focused on her career right now.”
In the song “Escape from LA,” the Canadian musician sings, “She got Chrome Hearts hangin’ from her neck,” possibly referencing Hadid’s endorsement for the Chrome Hearts brand.
On the track “Snowchild,” a few attentive fans believe they heard Hadid’s giggles after the R&B artist croons, “She never need a man, she what a man need/So I keep on falling for her daily.”
Lastly, in the tune “Hardest to Love,” the 30-year-old — born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye — seemingly reflects on his breakup with Hadid, with lyrics such as “I can’t, can’t believe you want me/After all the heartbreaks, after all I’ve done.”
Though it is unclear who actually inspired The Weeknd’s new LP, social media users are convinced it is Hadid herself!
“Yea if i were abel id write 14 tracks about bella hadid too,” one Twitter user wrote.
“I’d write an entire album if i lost her too tbh,” another added.
According to the aforementioned Us Weekly source, Hadid “still has feelings for The Weeknd and there’s always a possibility that they will get back together down the line, but for right now, she’s single.”