Along with his fellow Bonnaroo headliner Chance The Rapper, the Weeknd is on the cover of GQ’s new Sound + Style issue. And in the magazine’s profile on Abel Tesfaye, the generally taciturn star talks about a whole range of issues, from the conflicted things he felt when he started to help shape the sound of pop music to the films of David Cronenberg. But as Vulture points out, the most instantly notable part is the one where he reveals that he’s still puzzling over the Donald Trump Access Hollywood tape from a few months ago.
In the article, Tesfaye seems to be considering Trump’s “when you’re a star, they let you do it” line — not from the perspective of how horrifying it is, but from what the physical mechanics of the act might be:
“I don’t know anybody that would do that,” he says. “I know a lot of people in the industry, and I don’t know anybody. Like, a random girl that like you just spoke to? No. I mean… No. How do you even grab a pussy? Like, is it even grabbable?”
He shakes his head.
“America, man. They never fail you.”
Good to see that the Weeknd is out here asking the important questions. You can read the whole story here.