How The Weeknd’s ‘American Dad‘ Episode Was the "Birth of a True Partnership"


The singer didn’t just drop by to voice star on his favorite animated show — he also co-wrote the episode, along with a catchy song about his “virginal” status.

“Like all good things, it happened in Las Vegas,” says The Weeknd about how a random meeting between his manager and American Dad! writer Joel Hurwitz led to the singer co-writing both an episode and a song for the show, in which the Smith family kidnaps him. Here, The Weeknd, born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, explains why he’s been a fervent fan of the animated series for years.

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