The Weeknd's New Look Invokes Lionel Richie & Nacho Libre Comparisons

The Weeknd hyped his feature-film debut in the upcoming movie Uncut Gems by debuting a startling new look at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday. For his appearance on the event's red carpet--his first since splitting from Bella Hadid over the summer--the artist rocked a new Afro and mustache that had fans howling on Twitter. "The Weeknd just turned into Nacho Libre," one Twitter user joked, while another tweeted, "Lionel Richie, Bruno Mars, and Lenny Kravitz are reportedly in a heated custody battle over this photograph." In fact, Richie's name wound up trending on Twitter thanks to pics of The Weeknd's new look. Added another Twitter user, "The Weeknd out here giving me Lionel Richie 'All Night Long' vibes." [E! News]

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