The Weeknd’s performance explained


The Weeknd’s backup dancers sparked many questions.

Lauren McCloy

It was an elaborate plan, one that a lot of people missed. Most people watched the TV in confusion, questioning what was happening? Where were they? What was the point of this? But throughout the past couple months, the Weeknd has had what looks to be facial work done and has been showing the progress throughout his music videos. Apparently, it all was a scheme. “The significance of the entire head bandages is reflecting on the absurd culture of Hollywood celebrity and people manipulating themselves for superficial reasons to please and be validated,” The Weeknd told Variety. 


“Being attractive isn’t important to me but a compelling narrative is.” The Weeknd told Billboard that his halftime show would be yet another step in the saga of the mystery man in the red suit. “We’ve been really focusing on dialing in on the fans at home and making performances a cinematic experience,” he continues. And boy it was one.


The Weeknd put his heart and soul into this performance, and apparently his story will go on! What to happen next with the man in the red suit? It is yet to come…

The Weeknd at the Grammys.