The Weeknd debuted a new tongue-in-cheek song titled ‘I’m A Virgin’ during his special guest appearance on this week’s American Dad! You can check the track out below.
The Toronto artist, aka Abel Tesfaye, also co-wrote the latest episode of the long-running cartoon, (titled ‘A Starboy Is Born’), which aired in the US on Monday night, 4 May.
During the episode, The Weeknd reveals that he is a virgin after being propositioned by Hayley. He then expands on his admission in a typically Weeknd-sounding song titled ‘I’m A Virgin’, where he reveals that, despite singing about sex and drugs in many of his songs, he’s actually lived a sheltered life “because I’m terrified“.
Speaking with Variety about his guest appearance on American Dad!, The Weeknd confessed to being a fan of the series for many years.
“I’ve been watching since high school, but I really appreciated it about seven years ago,” he said. “It’s been running for so long, and I feel like it has a real cult following. To really enjoy the show in its entirety, you have to really know the characters.
“I always wanted to play a character that was the opposite of the public’s perception of me – and of course make fun of myself. Once I was given the opportunity I took complete advantage. [Writer-producer] Joel Hurwitz believed in the vision and he helped execute it beautifully.”
The Weeknd also recently told the NME that he’s keen to continue his involvement in the cartoon world by guesting on a future episode of The Simpsons.
“It’s going to be hard to beat [American Dad] in the TV cartoon world”, he admitted, “but an obvious bucket list would be to work on The Simpsons. That would be a dream – and if they’re reading this, I actually have a pretty cool idea if they’re down [with it].”