The Weeknd is thinking about dropping his stage name and going by his real one, Abel Tesfaye. He told Harper’s Bazaar, that he likes using his stage name because it makes his whole image seem a bit more mysterious.
“I’m not in a rush to let people know everything about me. Mystery is always great, luckily, the only thing the world demands of me is music. I don’t have to give them anything else for the rest of my life.”
“Kind of like pulling a Ziggy Stardust. Maybe I’ll retire from being The Weeknd. Maybe I’ll just give him a break.”