The Weeknd showed off a new look in Toronto and it reminds people of Lionel Richie
Among the many new ways people are describing the Toronto-born singer ("unrecognizable", "Nacho Libre", and "Monday Morning" are just a few of them), the most popular so far has been the comparison to Lionel Richie.
IM GETTING LIONEL RICHIE VIBES— XXXXXEXXXXX ® (@XXXXXEXXXXX) September 10, 2019
It's partially due to the hair, which is serving us Richie circa Can't Slow Down, 1983.
It's also thanks to the trim little moustache he's now sporting in lieu of the full beard he used to have before, which is pretty much a signature Lionel look.
When you see Lionel Richie trending but realize it’s just because “The Weeknd debuted a new look on the red carpet.” pic.twitter.com/T4SHd6TWJo— T Dubb (@nofate1991) September 10, 2019
Thanks to Abel, Lionel Richie was even trending at some point, which had people a little worried, given the fact trending hashtags have become harbingers of bad news.
Waiting for when The Weeknd goes full-on '70s Lionel Richie. pic.twitter.com/ivjtFPRem2— The '60s at 50 (@the_60s_at_50) September 10, 2019
Now people are expecting the Weeknd's next album to be filled with smooth dance tracks and 21st century-versions of "All Night Long", which I personally would not be opposed to.
The Weeknd with his new hair looks like a Mexican drug lord, expect some Spanish music 😂. Also has a striking resemblance with Lionel Richie and Bruno mars. Lionel weeknd? Abel Mars? pic.twitter.com/cpxcgV1Wy0— Light Bringer (@Simplyy_obeks) September 10, 2019
There are also a lot of Latin drug lord references being thrown around, and comparisons to similarly-coiffed artists like Bruno Mars and Lenny Kravitz.
Lionel richie son would look like: pic.twitter.com/yvc5GSQvFQ— cafe sua daddy (@bu_trai_) September 10, 2019
Regardless of what we think about the Weeknd's new 'do, the man is officially a singer and an actor, so maybe we can expect him in a future Lionel Richi biopic?
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