Wendy Williams is digging into the lyrics of The Weeknd’s new, sad music and into all that was said of his past relationship with Selena Gomez.
And she thinks that The Weeknd is making himself seem more tender and vulnerable than he actually is in order to endear himself to fans.
We don’t normally say this, but … Wendy may be right about this. You’ll have to watch the video below and decide for yourself.
Even though Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have broken up — to some degree — Selena hasn’t gone running back to The Weeknd.
In fact, she headed down to go yachting in Australia.
The Weeknd, in the mean time, released a new EP, titled My Dear Melancholy.
In it, he appears to confess a lot of tender feelings, a lot of vulnerabilities, and … that he almost gave Selena Gomez his kidney.
Wendy Williams believes that this is an act.
"I do not believe that in a 10-month relationship, The Weeknd was all goo-goo-ga-ga over Selena Gomez."
It’s not that Wendy doesn’t believe that Selena is lovable. It’s just that she doesn’t think that The Weeknd is all that emotional.
And she has other doubts.
"And I do not believe for a minute he was about to give her his kidney."
To be clear, he doesn’t explicitly state that he offered his kidney … but his lyrics seem to imply that he was willing to undergo a transplant.
"You [The Weeknd] pull on the heartstrings of lonely girls [with your music] who actually believe a man would actually fall in love and give up a kidney and all that stuff."
Wendy Williams doesn’t seem to have a very optimistic view of men. But you know what? That’s fair.
And she sees what he has to gain from all of this.
"That is great album sales for The Weekend, and it makes him seem like this guy you want to throw your panties at."
Wendy goes on to accuse The Weeknd of having used Selena as a stepping stone to increase his own fame.
"The Weeknd, you used this relationship for exactly what it was."
"Because a lot of people did not know exactly who you were before you got with her…"
That is true. Sure, his music played on the radio and he has fans who’ve been with him so long that they still call him by his real name, Abel.
But his star is brighter than ever now that he just spent 10 months dating one of the most famous, talented women on the planet — and after having his photos featured on the world’s most followed Instagram account.
"You got the best end of this deal particularly, The Weekend."
Wendy cites what she sees as another problem with the fallout from The Weeknd’s relationship with Selena.
"And Selena ended up going back to Justin Bieber, and her mother isn’t happy about it."
While Wendy doesn’t seem to know Mandy Teefey’s name, and even refers to her as "Ms. Gomez" at one point …
(Admittedly, it’s possible that some of us are more invested in Selena Gomez than others)
… Wendy is very complimentary towards Mandy, and plays a brief blurb in which Mandy disavows any knowledge of Selena’s current love life.
As we all know, Selena and her mother were feuding about her rekindled romance with Justin, but Selena and Mandy are getting along better than they were when they first came into conflict.
Wendy may be a little unfair to The Weeknd, here.
But many people find it hard to believe that there was ever any real chance that he’d give Selena his kidney. (But, hey, sometimes complete strangers donate organs to each other)
And it’s difficult to dispute that his relationship with Selena helped him.
It’s similarly hard to disagree with the fact that his perceived emotional sensitivity and tenderness is going to, as Wendy says, get girls to want to throw their panties at him.
Watch this video and decide for yourself if Wendy is actually right about this.