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The Weeknd Looks Barely Recognizable with Face Fillers in His 'Save Your Tears' Music Video

Mabale Moloi
Jan 07, 2021
10:20 A.M.
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If you didn't know better, you'd swear The Weeknd suffered botched surgery looking at his barely recognizable face in his "Save The Tears" music video. The performer fitted fillers in his face as part of the unbelievable reveal.

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Award-winning artist, The Weeknd, has taken dedication to his artistry to a whole new level, as the 30-year-old revealed his shocking face in his new music video, thanks to cheek and lip fillers.

His face looks distorted with his lips oversized, as he begins performing to a roomful of people whose faces are completely covered by masks. He then behaves unruly, taking a sip of an audience member's drink and spraying others with champagne.

The Weeknd looking suave in a checked suit jacket and rose-tinted glasses on December 12, 2019. | Photo: Instagram/ The Weekend.

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A spotlight locates an unmasked woman, who is brought onto the stage by the Canadian star to dance with. Suddenly, he reveals a handgun he's been hiding behind his back and forces the woman to hold it against his forehead as he sings:

"Save your tears for another day."

The 4:08 long video ends with the artist pulling the trigger of the gun held against his head, which pops out colorful confetti before the room breaks into applause. The Weeknd laughs disturbingly on the stage.

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One can only imagine what sort of creative license will govern his upcoming Super Bowl halftime show performance, set to take place on February 7 in Tampa, Florida.

The artist also found time to donate $500,000 to various causes in 2020.

As the headline act, the stakes will be for The Weeknd as he takes on the most-watched music performance, which drew approximately 104 million viewers last year.

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The "Blinding Lights" singer grabbed headlines last November, after accusing the Grammys of being dishonest, following being snubbed for the 2021 nominations, even though his album, "After Hours" reached number 1 on the US charts, tweeting:

"The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency."

The Weeknd's camp believes he got shunned from the awards, following an ultimatum given to either perform at The Grammys or the Super Bowl, which caused a back and forth. The Grammys' Harvey Mason Jr. denied this in a statement.

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The talented artist, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, says he gravitated towards Ethiopian music as a child. His albums would later enable him to show different sides of himself to his fans.

He realized that with age, he developed an ability to change his voice which allowed him to enter different characters to suit the individual themes of each album.

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The "Can't Feel My Face" singer will start his "After Hours" tour this spring, following a postponement as a result of COVID-19. He admitted to having found some inspiration for the upcoming tour from the lockdown.

The artist also found time to donate $500,000 to various causes including the Black Lives Matter Global, The Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative, and the National Bail Out in 2020.

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