Fourteen years 26-year-old Abel Tesfaye, aka the famous canadian rapper The Weeknd has not seen his father. Now, when the guy grew up and became famous all over the world, folder changed his mind and announced his great regret. Makonnen Tesfaye, the so-called biological father of the musician, gave an interview in which he told about his feelings to the son.
“I have a dream – to build a bridge between me and my son. I want this more than anything and it’s hard for me to even think about what we spend our time on offense. I want to apologize to him because I wasn’t there in a difficult time for him when he really needed me.
My son every day in my thoughts, and I want to tell him in person how proud I am of them” — said the man.
On the question of whether he approves his son’s choice in the face of Selena Gomez, Makonnen said:
“I will take each step and trust him. Sure it takes a wise and informed decisions. Everything that makes him happy makes me happy” said Tesfaye, senior.
Makonnen and mother of Abell Samra both originally from Ethiopia. They met in 1987 in Montreal. When the couple had a son, he was like two peas similar to his father (says Makonnen).
“I since the birth suspected that his son will grow up to be a musician. When I fed him, then included him to the music he was particularly fond of Fats Domino. When the music ended, he refused to eat.
I will never forget how, during the celebration of his first birthday, he danced to “Beat It” by Michael Jackson”— the man said.
When the boy was two years old his parents separated and father left for the United States. Samra with a child left in Montreal. Since then, the father visited his son frequently, and at some point, just gone from his life. The last time they met when Abel was twelve years old.
“The fact that he grew away from me, really pains me as a father” says Makonnen.
Once in an interview with The Weeknd admitted that he is addicted to drugs even eleven years. Was first marijuana, then there was cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, ketamine … the list was endless. At a time when the teenager had a reliable shoulder and caring, his father was not around and her mother had nothing to do with the wayward son.
“I want my son to know: I am very, very sorry that I wasn’t there” — said the father of the son.