On The Weeknd's new My Dear Melancholy track "Call Out My Name" he suggests that he almost give his kidney to his then-girlfriend Selena Gomez, who ultimately got a transplant from her friend, actress Francia Raisa.
I said I didn't feel nothing, baby, but I lied
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," Abel sings
Given that the Weeknd was dating Gomez at the time of her health issues, this is a pretty thinly veiled subliminal.
But it's not entirely true.
“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,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “Sure, he was her boyfriend at the time, so it perhaps crossed his mind to get tested to see if he was a match -- which is incredibly rare -- but it never got anywhere close to actually happening.”
In fact, Gomez never even brought it up with him or vice versa.
“Selena would never, ever have asked him," the source adds of The Weeknd. "She wouldn’t have even wanted him to even entertain the idea! It was difficult enough for her to allow a lifelong friend to do it, but a new boyfriend? No way.”
The source also suggests Weeknd is playing up his ten-month relationship with Gomez for the drama (and the melancholy.)
“To be honest, they were never as intense as he’s making it seem," the source says. "The Weeknd was always much more concerned with his career than his relationship. Selena leaned on friends and family during the surgery more than anyone.”
That's all fine and good, but what do you think of the track?