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The Weeknd's awkward Taylor Swift encounter

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."