Last Thursday, The Weeknd released his latest album, My Dear Melancholy (he’s really leaning into the whole sad boy image). On the album’s first track, Call Out My Name, are lyrics that sound like him admitting he had offered his girlfriend at the time, Selena Gomez, one of his kidneys. Except according to sources close to Selena, she never had any plans to call out his name and ask for a kidney.
Selena and The Weeknd dated for about 10 months in 2017. During that Summer, she underwent a kidney transplant due to her ongoing battle with lupus. She received her donor kidney from her close friend Francia Raisa. However, some think The Weeknd claims in Call Out My Name that he almost gave her his kidney.
I almost cut a piece of myself for your life
Guess I was just another pit stop
Til you made up your mind
You just wasted my time
A source tells Entertainment Tonight that The Weeknd is exaggerating for attention, and he never even got tested to see if he was a donor match.
“It’s just a lyric and he knew it would strum up attention and that people would interpret it exactly as they have, but he was never actually going to donate his kidney to Selena…it never got anywhere close to actually happening.”
The source also calls bullshit on The Weeknd’s implied dedication to Selena’s health, saying that he was “always much more concerned with his career than his relationship.” The source adds that more than anyone else, Selena leaned on friends and family during her surgery.
The Weeknd must be delusional if he thinks Selena would want one of his kidneys. His first big hit was about how all nerves in his face are shot from coke. And then there’s The Hills, which is basically a song that was made exclusively to replace Gimme Shelter in the depressing drug montages of future movies. The Weeknd has been working his kidneys on double overtime shifts for years now.
Here’s the song where The Weeknd sings about being Selena’s Captain Save-A-Kidney.