Rabat – Canadian singer the Weeknd donned an “I Love Morocco” jacket while greeting a crowd of fans in New York City after his appearance on “the Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” an American late-night talk show.
The star wore a black puffer jacket with a patch that reads “Morocco” in Arabic at the top. Below the Arabic script is Morocco’s green star, and underneath the star is the word “Morocco” in English. Pasted over the green star is a white banner that reads “I love you.”
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, delighted his Moroccan fans with the not-so-subtle shoutout to the kingdom.
The three-time Grammy-award-winner performed at Morocco’s 2018 Mawazine Festival at the international stage OLM Souissi in Rabat. He opened his concert with his famous hit “Starboy” and continued the set with “Party Monster,” “Secrets,” “Six Feet Under,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” “I Feel It Coming,” “Earned It,” “Often,” and “Call out My Name.”
Mawazine was the artist’s first time performing in Africa, and he expressed that he was very happy to be in Morocco.
The Weeknd’s experience in Morocco evidently left a lasting impression on the singer.