The Weeknd's awkward Taylor Swift encounter

Taylor Swift reportedly could not keep her hands off The Weeknd's hair when they first met.

The Weeknd's awkward Taylor Swift encounter

The Weeknd claims a tipsy Taylor Swift wouldn't stop petting his hair.

The 'Hills' singer - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - met the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker at a Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles and said that Taylor couldn't keep her hands off his hair throughout their chat.

He told Rolling Stone: "The whole time she was talking she was kind of, like, petting my hair. I think she was just drawn to it - she must have been a little gone off a few drinks. And of course I'm not going to be like, 'Hey, can you stop?' I mean, it felt good! But when she started petting my hair, that's when I was like, 'I definitely need a drink.'"

However, the star was thrilled that Taylor revealed herself to be a big of his work.

He said: "She actually schooled me on my own s**t. She was like, 'I've been listening to 'The Morning' [from 'House Of Balloons'] for years - it's one of my favourite songs ever!'' I mean, she might have just Googled it. But she seemed genuine."

And The Weeknd also spoke about the reason for his distinctive locks, explaining: "I want to be remembered as iconic and different. So I was like, 'F**k it - I'm gonna let my hair just be what it wants.' I'll probably cut it if it starts interfering with my sight. I can kind of see it right now. But if I cut it, I'd look like everyone else. And that's just so boring to me."

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