You know that old ice breaker that asks, "If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be?" I am sure, judging by the outpouring of love for her on any social media platform I encounter, that many people would answer "Beyoncé" without hesitation. Why? Well, because, she's a talented, extremely well-rounded superhuman. Don't we all just want to be a part of her very exclusive inner circle? I mean, I know I do. So, I always wonder about those who get to dip their toe into that pool. For instance, is The Weeknd friends with Beyoncé? Has he done what we all achieve to do?
I mean, he did collaborate with her on Lemonade. That's definitely not something Bey would invite just anyone to do. And for good reason. Lemonade is as great as it is because of the meticulous care and attention it was given by every exceedingly talented person who participated in it. So, I believe right off the bat that there is a mutual trust between these two singers in order to have made a song as epic as "6 Inch." But, does that trust extend to more than an art and business venture?
Well, there's a few things to consider. The first is that Queen Bey is an especially private person and it isn't always so easy to gauge how she spends her down time and who she hangs out with during it. But, thankfully, The Weeknd's helped us out a bit with the mystery. Being that he has a major part in Lemonade, he could have tweeted to promote his specific contribution, but he didn't; he saved that for Instagram. Instead, he sought to laud the singer by her royal moniker, exhibiting a great deal of respect for her as a person and artist.
In addition to that, Bustle previously noted that The Weeknd has crossed paths with Bey before by performing at the Jay Z helmed Made in America concert. He also tweeted about Bey in September 2015 after performing at the concert:
To me, though the degree of friendship may not be readily apparent, I think it's safe to say that there is definite musical connection between the two. And for him to tweet an "XO" at Bey and Jay insinuates that there is a personal aspect to it, as well. I mean, you don't typically keep on working with someone you don't like, right?