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The Weeknd Models Kanye West’s Fashion Collection, Talks About Avoiding Interviews


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The Weeknd can add male model to his resume. The notoriously private singer poses in Kanye West’s Yeezy collection for adidas in the September issue of GQ.

The singer, who was styled by Kanye, models a $3,250 fur-lined jacket, camouflage parka, sweatpants and Yeezy Boost sneakers in the spread.

“I really felt like he targeted someone like me,” says The Weeknd of West’s new collection, which hits stores in October. “The camo, the army look, the black boots, the nonchalant kind of vagrant look. I relate to it. It relates to my story. Kanye is such a great friend of mine as well, when he asked me I couldn’t say no. It was the least I could do.””

In his third interview ever, The Weeknd also explains why he’s been reluctant to open up to the media.  “I think I really avoided questions because I felt uncomfortable,” he says, via e-mail.  “I get naturally uncomfortable when I’m put under a magnifying glass. I think when I said I had nothing interesting to talk about, it was just instinct, I was dodging the question. I think I’m a little less awkward now.”

You can read the full interview online now.

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