Seeing as Taylor Swift and Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, are both super famous, they were bound to meet eventually, and seeing as Taylor Swift is Taylor Swift, she was bound to make that meeting super lame. Swift did not disappoint; according to Rolling Stone, when the adult world’s Prom Queen met RnB’s Prince of Darkness, she pet his hair.
It all went down at Sam Smith’s Grammy’s afterparty (duh). Everyone was wasted, but Tesfaye was going sober that month for whatever reason. “Sam had just won, like, every Grammy, so he was having the time of his life,” he says.
Then Swift appears.
“She actually schooled me on my own shit,” Tesfaye says. “She was like, ‘I’ve been listening to ‘The Morning’ [from House of Balloons] for years — it’s one of my favorite songs ever!’ I mean, she might have just Googled it. But she seemed genuine.”
Love that he calls her out on maybe having just Googled it. Anyway, The Weeknd says that during their 15 minute interaction he was being pet like the dog he is.
“But the whole time she was talking,” he says, “she was kind of, like, petting my hair? I think she was just drawn to it — she must have been a little gone off a few drinks. And of course I’m not going to be like, ‘Hey, can you stop?’ I mean, it felt good! But when she started petting my hair, that’s when I was like, ‘I definitely need a drink.'”
Just when you thought Taylor Swift couldn’t get any whiter. Meanwhile, no word yet on whether Tesfaye has officially joined the squad.