The Weeknd Reveals His Nickname Is "Diapers"

But apparently it has nothing to do with pee pee or poo poo
The Weeknd Reveals His Nickname Is 'Diapers'
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Getting stuck with nickname can be either blessing or a curse, and to be honest, we're not sure which is the case when it comes to the Weeknd. In a new interview, the artist born Abel Tesfaye revealed that his nickname is, um, "Diapers."

The reveal comes via a new Billboard piece, which finds the Canadian artist divulging that his entourage has given him the nickname of Diapers.

Here's how the Weeknd — a.k.a. Diapers — explains it:

They call me "Diapers" because I always change my mind. La Mar [Taylor, creative director of the Weeknd's XO label] keeps me on track, for example, with music videos and keeping a [consistent] body of visual work. I have a knack to be like, "I want to do something else. I want to look different. I want to drop more music." They're there to be like, "Let's just keep this focused."

So yeah, the Weeknd's nickname apparently has nothing to do with pee pee or poo poo — or so he says — but rather the fact he keeps changing his mind.

Just the other day, the Weeknd Diapers announced his The Highlights compilation, which will arrive on February 5 via XO/Republic. Two days later on February 7 the Weeknd will perform at the Super Bowl.