The Weeknd’s lyrics aimed at ex Selena Gomez will leave you BROKEN


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by A Jakes |
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Selena Gomez and The Weeknd - real name Abel Tesfaye - dated for almost a year in 2017, until they split up citing 'busy work schedules'. Yeah, yeah, we believe you.

Then Selena swiftly got back with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber (we ship Jelena so hard) and The Weeknd has been left stewing in a studio, creating heartbreaking ballads which will cut you through to the core.

No seriously. The Weeknd released his new EP My Dear Melancholy, which, as the moniker suggests, is full of heartbreak, scorn and er, melancholy.

In one track, Call Out My Name, he sings: "We found each other. I helped you out of a broken place. You gave me comfort, but falling for you was my mistake.

"I almost cut a piece of myself for your life. Guess I was just another pit-stop until you made up your mind."

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Eagle-eared fans reckon it's a reference to the time The Weeknd offered to be Selena's kidney donor, after her longterm battle with Lupis disease.

In typical The Weeknd fashion, the shade-throwing continues throughout his EP.

In a ballad called Privilege, he takes a swipe at Sel and says: "Enjoy your privileged life, cause I’m not gonna hold you through the night".

Blimey. We wish we were this productive when we've been brokenhearted, tbh.

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