In track “Call Out My Name,” the Grammy winner seemingly reflects on his split from Gomez and also hints he was going to be her kidney donor.
“We found each other / I helped you out of a broken place / You gave me comfort / But falling for you was my mistake,” The Weeknd sings. "I said I didn’t feel nothing baby, but I lied / I almost cut a piece of myself for your life.”
Selena, whom he dated for 10 months before splitting in October 2017, underwent an emergency kidney transplant that same year due to lupus.
The song is making headlines for blatantly calling out the "Wolves" singer, but there’s another track that is also hinting at his longtime girlfriend Bella Hadid, whom he dated for over a year before calling things off in November 2016.
In the song “Wasted Times,” The Weeknd refers to an equestrian, which Bella was prior to making a name for herself as a model.
Got to hack this beautiful baby girl today!!!! ❤️🐎My one and greatest passion will always be horses and now I am back! with my heart re-filled with love and so much happiness..😍💪🏼❤️ Missing my FWF family who taught me everything i know and made sure we always put in that extra EXTRA work... I love and miss you so much @ckinthebu @mpedd @jennykarazissis #Karazissis
“You were equestrian,” he sings, “so ride it like a champion.”
The lyrics also hint that he stills longs for her:
"And now I'm askin', who do you belong to now?
Who you give that love to now?
Who you pullin' up on?
Who you gettin' sprung for now?
And what they got that I ain't got? 'Cause I got a lot"
Listen to the track above and click here to listen to “Call Out My Name.”