How The Weeknd’s Halftime Show Became The Meme Of The Super Bowl

The Weeknd had everyone talking about him before, during, and after his Super Bowl performance. We have the breakdown of his performance art, as well as some of the funniest tweets from last night.

Chloe Leung

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: February 8th, 2021 5:53 pm pst

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For the past year, The Weeknd has left fans constantly speculating over what his next move will be due to the ever-changing “faces” he has in both his music videos and performances. Since the day it was announced that he would be headlining this year’s Super Bowl’s halftime show, fans were anxious to see what he was going to look like. The Weeknd introduced his character to us back in November of 2019, through the Blinding Lights and Heartless music videos. In both videos, he’s sporting a busted nose and of course—the infamous red jacket. Since then, the “bad night in Las Vegas” storyline has continued throughout various music videos, performances, and TV appearances. From a bandaged nose, to a face completely wrapped in bandages, and more recently, a face that looked like it went through rounds of plastic surgery, the R&B star has kept us all on our toes. This Tik Tok user believed that The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance marked “the end” of his character’s.  


Breaking down @theweeknd ‘s #SuperBowl performance and all the bandages #halftimeshow #theweeknd

♬ original sound – Waleed

While he managed to surprise us, once again, by showing up to the Super Bowl bare faced — without any blood, bandages, or noticeable cosmetic surgery — his performance still had everyone talking. One moment in particular had Twitter users going wild. His interaction with the cameraman during Can’t Feel My Face became the meme of the night on Twitter. Here are some of the funniest tweets:

Many twitter users also had lots to say about the hundred-or-so backup dancers.

The halftime show lasted about 14 minutes, and according to The New York Post, the musician spent almost $7 Million of his own money to have the performance be exactly what he imagined. Let us know your thoughts on this year’s halftime performance!

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About The Author:

Chloe Leung is a senior Journalism student at Emerson College and an aspiring digital producer. She is an intern at Afterbuzz TV and a fanatic of all things entertainment, fashion, and pop culture. 

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