Back in September when The Weeknd announced he was releasing new music, we were excited, but along with the announcement came shock…because he had cut his hair.

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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, The Weeknd gave a pretty simple reason: his locks messed with his sleeping.

He said, “I could only sleep on one side of my face… Now, the sleep is amazing. The shower is amazing, because I don’t have to spend two hours cleaning it. I didn’t know how much I wanted it until I did it.”

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He went on to reveal that those around him tried to tell him that cutting his hair would be a huge mistake.

“It was a long time coming. It didn’t feel right anymore…I told everybody I was getting rid of it, and everybody — literally, unanimously — they were like, ‘No, don’t do it! That’s your whole thing, that’s you.’ And the way they said that, I was like, ‘Oh, I’m definitely cutting it now.”

Let’s not forget, he’s a grown man and can do what he want.

The Weeknd just announced phase one of his Starboy Legend of the Fall Tour. He’ll be joined by R&B sensation Bryson Tiller and rapper Lil Uzi Vert. Below are the dates.

NEW TOUR PHASE 1

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He’ll release the follow up to his hugely successful album Beauty Behind the Madness on November 25th, when he drops Starboy.