Starboys Are Just Like Us: The Weeknd Is Playing 'Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom'


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BY Alex HudsonPublished Jul 6, 2023

The Weeknd has recently gone through some public image issues, as his show The Idol was universally panned and he took pains to insist that he's a different person from the creep he plays on TV. Well, it turns out that Abel Tesfaye really is just a normal guy — like the rest of us, he's playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on Nintendo Switch.

The Weeknd was recently photographed with a fan [via Pop Crave]. In the shot, he's proudly holding up his Switch, showing that he's playing Zelda. Hell yeah, buddy! 

Unfortunately, the image isn't high enough resolution to see his inventory — so there's no word on how many Korok Seeds he has collected, if he's doing all the side-quests or simply going straight to the temples, or if he agrees that the sky islands theme is the song of the year. When he finds a Star Fragment, does he declare himself a motherfucking Starboy?

As of this writing, it's 5:15 p.m., so it's almost time for a little Tears of the Kindgom.

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