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The Weeknd keeps hair in manager's safe

The Weeknd keeps hair in manager's safe

The Weeknd keeps his old hair in his manager's safe.

The 26-year-old singer/songwriter recently trimmed down his massive mane and while he has since given it to his pal Amir "Cash" Esmailian to take care of, he was delighted to see his locks hit the cutting room floor because now he can wear hats again.

He said: "It's in Cash's safe right now. The vision wasn't there anymore. It was there and then just like the music, it was getting really sad.

"It was the greatest feeling of all time [cutting it off]. It was so good. I could sleep better, I felt lighter, and when I perform, I perform better and feel better, it's cool.

"You don't even realise how much of a pain in the a**e it is until you cut it.

"The best part about all of it, I get to wear f**king hats again. Wear a f**king cap and walk into a restaurant and nobody knows it's you, It's the greatest feeling."

As well as keeping his hair safe, The Weekend - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - insisted it's partly down to his "good team" that he manages to keep up his sobriety, and admitted he used to go on stage drunk at times to calm his nerves.

When asked on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show on Apple Music if he ever feels himself "slipping that way", he said: "Yes, but I have a good team. It's good to have a good team. Especially a team that you've grew up with.

"I feel like everybody kinda loses who they are when they start cutting the people that made them who they are.

"When it comes down to performing and being that person you need to be strong.

"I'm not up there lip-syncing. I don't have back-up dancers, I don't have crazy s**t going on. It's all about me and the microphone.

"I used to go on stage drunk ... [for the] nerves."

The full conversation will drop on Apple Music tonight (24.11.16).