The Weeknd destroys his pop star self in new "Starboy" video

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Today, The Weeknd has shared his somehow already MTV EMA-nominated video for his new single with Daft Punk, “Starboy”. The thing is slick and moody in a late-period Nicolas Winding Refn kind of way. The clip follows Abel Tesfaye’s “former” persona—the shy, mysterious, drug-addled Lothario who sang on House of Balloons—kidnapping and ultimately killing his new, superstar persona. Also he has a crucifix lightsaber? Grant Singer directs. Daft Punk don’t show up—unless you count a badass portrait.

Watch below.