In a series of Tweets, The Weeknd has lately admitted to thinking about switching up his name, “Pulling a YE”.
Leading up to the release of The Weeknd’s music video for “Out of Time,” the singer engaged with fans and at one point tweeted, “you guys are hilarious. i feel like i should change my stage name to ABEL at this point lol.” While it initially started out as a joke, he followed up with another affirming Tweet to say that he will “maybe pull a YE and just legally change my name to ABEL. no last name. Like Madonna or Cher or Prince. I don’t know it seems like a lot.”
Fans immediately chimed in and many of them voiced online that they would support the change. Even fellow artist John Legend reacted to the news and gave his seal of approval, “ABEL is dope.”
Abel Tesfaye, The Weeknd, might switch to “Abel”.