The Weeknd is being called out for his "homophobic" lyrics in "Lost in the Fire"

14 January 2019, 13:12

Weeknd performs during the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show/lyrics to "Lost In Fire"
People are calling out The Weeknd for his "homophobic" lyrics in "Lost in the Fire". Picture: Getty/Genius
Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Whew – he reportedly came for Drake too.

The Weeknd dropped his new song "Lost in the Fire" on Friday (Jan. 11) and people think it's problematic AF. In the song's second verse, The Weeknd sings about dating a girl who "might be into girls" and fucking her until she's straight. Obviously, his fans were absolutely fuming and branded the lyrics "homophobic".

On the track, which is a collaboration with French DJ Gesaffelstein, The Weeknd sings: "You said you might be into girls (Into girls) // Said you're going through a phase (Through a phase) // Keeping your heart safe (Keepin' your heart safe, oh) // Well, baby, you can bring a friend (Bring a friend) // She can ride on top your face (Top your face) // While I fuck you straight (While I fuck you straight, yeah)."

People suspected the lyrics could be about his girlfriend Bella Hadid, but even so, the notion that a lesbian or bisexual woman could be "fucked straight" is something that they constantly have to contend with, and it's damaging to the LGBTQI+ community.

Of course, that's not the only thing people are calling out about this controversial track. Other people thought the "In The Night" singer was also taking a shot at rapper Drake for keeping his son, Adonis, a secret.

The lyric in question is, "And I just want a baby with the right one // 'Cause I would never be the one to hide one." Now this could actually be directed to anyone, but some fans believe this is a direct reference to Drake, who was rumoured to have flirted with Bella while they were not together.

Drake's secret son was revealed to the world by his nemesis Pusha T on "The Story of Adidon". Drake then confirmed he was indeed a father on "Emotionless", where he rapped: "I wasn't hiding my kid from the world // I was hiding the world from my kid."

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The Weeknd is yet to speak out on the song's controversial lyrics but he did hint that his new music will be much darker (and more offensive?!). After churning out pop-friendly hits like "Starboy", he tweeted: "no more daytime music."