The Weeknd comes under fire for homophobic lyrics in his new song

The Weeknd is being slammed by fans for his latest tracks ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’which he collaborated with French producer Gesaffelstein, which also features lyrics that are homophobic

The Weeknd has come under fire for homophobic lyrics in his new song The Weeknd has come under fire for homophobic lyrics in his new song Source : Press

The Weeknd recently dropped a new track ‘Lost in the fire', a collaboration with French producer Gesaffelstein. Many were trying to work out whether the lyrics were about this girlfriend Bella Hadid and rapper Drake others began to call out the song's lyrics as homophobic. The lyrics of ‘Lost In The Fire' refers to homosexuality as a "phase" and his motives behind his promise to "fuck you straight" are being questioned. Fans are also wondering if the song is about The Weeknd's partner, model Bella Hadid's rumoured bisexuality. But fans are pissed and have been quick to take the artist to task over his lyrics, calling them damaging to the LGBTQI+ community.

Now we also couldn't help but notice that there may be a little dig at Drake in one of the lyrics. The Weeknd croons, "And I just want a baby with the right one. Cause I could never be the one to hide one." Drake who previously hid from the world that he had a baby secretly with Sophie Brussaux. Drake and The Weeknd seemed to have a rocky history, but they seemed to have squashed any issues after they performing together in 2017. But it is still not clear if something happened since then to bring a new beef to light.

This is not the first controversy that involves the artist. There is also a lawsuit filed against him and Daft Punk back in September for allegedly ripping off their 2016 hit ‘Starboy.' Somali-American poet Yasminah claimed that the pair stole portions of her track ‘Hooyo' which was revealed seven years back before ‘Starboy'.

Neither has The Weeknd nor Gesaffelstein responded to the criticism but the former has been on Twitter since he also tweeted how his upcoming music won't be "daytime" appropriate.