Image Group LA/ABC; ABC/Rick RowellIn the song “Call Out My Name,” from the The Weeknd’s newly released EP, the singer hints that he almost donated his kidney to ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.
But a source tells Entertainment Tonight that simply isn’t true.
Fans have been buzzing over the lyric in the song where The Weeknd sings, “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.”
The source explains, “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.”
The insider adds, “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.”
Plus, according to the source, Selena would have “never, ever asked him.” Her best friend Francia Raisa ended up being her donor.
“She wouldn’t have even wanted him to even entertain the idea!” the source says. “It was difficult enough for her to allow a lifelong friend to do it, but a new boyfriend? No way.”
The Weeknd and Selena dated for about 10 months, though the source claims the relationship was “never as intense as he’s making it seem.”
The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy EP dropped Friday.
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