Grammy-snubbed singer The Weeknd headlined the Super Bowl LV halftime show, but his lukewarm performance was not as exciting to fans as the game itself.
The singer, 30, performed his set in a sparkly red sport coat and spectator shoes, but it seemed as though his outfit was the only highlight of the much-anticipated show.
Watch clips from the performance below.
Throughout and following the performance, social media users were quick to comment on The Weeknd’s halftime show, and let's just say... the reviews were less than kind.
“The weeknd has good ass music but this half time show is ass. Nobody has had a good half time show since Katy Perry,” one user wrote, while another added, “The Weeknd really got bangers but this performance is meh.”
The weeknd has good ass music but this half time show is ass. Nobody has had a good half time show since Katy perry— John Lazar (@johnlazar7) February 8, 2021
The Weeknd really got bangers but this performance is meh— Lordeighth⚡️ (@theLordeighth) February 8, 2021
Another tweeted, “I swear I never liked The Weeknd. This performance didn’t change that one bit.”
I swear I never liked The Weeknd. This performance didn’t change that one bit.— SloppyJoseph (@TheGreatBamVINO) February 8, 2021
One simply said, "lol weeknd more like the weekday."
lol weeknd more like the weekday— vedant (@legoworld16) February 8, 2021
Still, the singer’s full face was on display as he took Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, February 7, at the big game (though his backup dancers were completely masked, covering their faces in The Weeknd’s signature bandages).
The Weeknd was the big entertainment for sport’s biggest night, which saw the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After much speculation that The Weeknd got plastic surgery when his new "Save Your Tears" music video dropped earlier this year, the attention-grabbing musician revealed what his face actually looks like — and it seemed that his face transformation was just for attention.
However, the speculation over The Weeknd’s face was just one of the few reasons why the star (whose real name is Abel Tesfaye) has made headlines lately. Music fans were dumbfounded when it was revealed that his successful album After Hours received zero nominations at this year’s Grammys.
As OK! previously reported, after he was snubbed by the 2021 Grammys, The Weeknd now thinks that his past wins "mean nothing" to him.
"Look, I personally don't care anymore," he said.
"It's not like, 'Oh, I want the Grammy!'" he explained. "It's just that this happened, and I'm down to get in front of the fire, as long as it never happens again.
"I suck at giving speeches anyways. Forget awards shows."