A friend close to Selena has spoken with Entertainment Tonight about the line, confirming there was never a chance that the Wolves singer would have asked a new boyfriend to donate the kidney for her life-saving transplant.
"It’s just a lyric and he knew it would strum up attention and that people would interpret it exactly as they have, but he was never actually going to donate his kidney to Selena," they said. "Sure, he was her boyfriend at the time, so it perhaps crossed his mind to get tested to see if he was a match - which is incredibly rare - but it never got anywhere close to actually happening."
"Selena would never, ever have asked him," the source adds of The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye). "She wouldn’t have even wanted him to even entertain the idea! It was difficult enough for her to allow a lifelong friend to do it, but a new boyfriend? No way."
The source continued on to claim that Abel is making the 10-month relationship sound more intense than it was, especially considering he was on tour for much of it and she was busy dealing with her health issues.
"To be honest, they were never as intense as he’s making it seem," the source says. "The Weeknd was always much more concerned with his career than his relationship. Selena leaned on friends and family during the surgery more than anyone."
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