The Weeknd hit fans with a bombshell announcement that he’ll no longer be doing guest features during his tour stop in Warsaw, Poland.
At the PGE Narodowy stadium, the Toronto megastar performed a verse off the unreleased track “Another One of Me” while letting fans know that this would be the last time he would ever do a feature in his career.
“This next song I’m about to perform is an unreleased record. I haven’t dropped it yet. It’s called ‘Another One of Me,'” he announced. “And I just wanna say that this is gonna be the last feature I ever do, ever in my career. So I wanna perform it for you guys tonight.”
The 33-year-old artist then continued his statement on Twitter, saying he would return and do features under one condition: Daft Punk had to get back together.
“The final feature… unless daft punk ever get back together,” he wrote on Twitter.
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— Abel Tesfaye (@theweeknd) August 11, 2023
“Those guys are one of the reasons I make music, so I can’t even compare them to other people. Their branding and how seriously they take their craft and image and everything — they’re almost not even real,” The Weeknd told Variety in 2021.
The Weeknd has also been flirting with retirement lately. In a conversation with W Magazine, the singer announced his upcoming album may possibly be his last hurrah as The Weeknd.
“This is something that I have to do,” he said. “As The Weeknd, I’ve said everything I can say. It’s getting to a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter.”
He continued, “I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn.”