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02 November 2020 04:37

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The Weeknd is Unrecognizable in The Nutty Professor Halloween Costume!

The Weeknd got into the Halloween spirit last night, dressing up as The Nutty Professor – see pictures below. In a series of pictures and videos posted to Instagram, Abel Tesfaye puffed away on cigars and even danced along to his own music. READ MORE: 66 killer songs for your Halloween playlist In one of the clips, Tesfaye, dressed as Eddie Murphy's character from the iconic 1996 film, dances along to his own song 'Too Late' in the middle of a party. See footage below. Earlier this week, The Weeknd joined Oneohtrix Point Never on his new song 'No Nightmares'.

Tesfaye also serves as an executive producer on 0PN's new album 'Magic Oneohtrix Point Never', which came out on Friday (October 30). Tesfaye and 0PN – aka producer Daniel Lopatin – previously worked together on last year's Uncut Gems film, with Lopatin scoring the film and Tesfaye making a cameo appearance. Advertisement Also out on Friday was Ariana Grande's new album 'Positions', which features a guest appearance from The Weeknd on the song 'Off The Table'. Continuing a busy month of October, The Weeknd got into the Halloween spirit a week early, sharing a gory video for 'Too Late' on October 23. 'Too Late' is taken from The Weeknd's fourth studio album 'After Hours', which was released back in February this year.

The record received a four-star rating from NME, who said "his most all-encompassing record to date is also an existential quandary". The review added: "The Weeknd's comeback record splits the difference between his hedonistic and reflective personas." While Halloween definitely looks different this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, quite a lot of people have found ways to showcase their creative costumes. A fair share of celebrities are among that list, including fan-favorite musician The Weeknd. The Weeknd - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - took to social media over the weekend to show off his costume, which is inspired by Sherman Klump, the character Eddie Murphy played in The Nutty Professor franchise. Tesfaye showed off the costume in a series of photos and videos, including one of him dancing to his own music at some sort of party.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Weeknd (@theweeknd) on Oct 31, 2020 at 11:54pm PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Weeknd (@theweeknd) on Nov 1, 2020 at 1:03am PDT The costume has gotten quite a lot of attention, with three out of the four of Tesfaye's posts earning over 1 million likes on social media. This costume comes at an interesting time for The Nutty Professor as a whole, as it was announced earlier this year that a new reboot of the franchise is currently in the works. The project will hail from Project X Entertainment, with James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, and Paul Neinstein all serving as producers on the film. A writer and director for the project has yet to be announced. The original Nutty Professor film premiered in 1963, and was loosely inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's iconic story Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

That film starred Jerry Lewis as a down-on-his-luck scientist who wanted to improve his social standing, so he drank a potion that temporarily turned him into the handsome and oftentimes obnoxious character Buddy Love. The franchise then got rebooted in 1996 with Murphy in the lead role--as well as the roles of the main character's family members. Murphy starred as the character in both 1996's The Nutty Professor and 2000's Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, while Lewis returned to the franchise in 2008, with the direct-to-video animated film The Nutty Professor: Facing the Fear. Lewis also directed a musical stage production of the franchise, which debuted in 2012. What do you think of The Weeknd's Nutty Professor-themed Halloween costume?

Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! One fellow artist's Halloween costume was, without question, the best Halloween costume this year--according to Kanye West. The rapper paid compliments to The Weeknd's The Nutty Professor costume with a tweet Sunday night (Nov. 1). "The Weekend as The Nutty Professor was hands down the best costume this Halloween," West announced, sharing a photo of the spot-on look. The Weeknd is one of the biggest names in music right now as his albums and singles sell hundreds of thousands of units. Coming off of his latest album After Hours, there is no denying that The Weeknd is a man at the top of his game and he continues to be a highly-sought-after feature for artists that need a big hook. As one can imagine, The Weeknd was big on Halloween this year as he got attend Kendall Jenner's big party. This time around, Abel decided to dress up as Eddie Murphy's character in The Nutty Professor, Sherman Klump. As you can see in the photo below, The Weeknd knocked this costume out of the park as he nailed the outfit, all while wearing a fat suit that made him seem like he was really in the movie. In more clips posted to Instagram, The Weeknd was living his best life in the costume, as many other partygoers were impressed with what appeared to be the best costume of the entire night. As we pointed out in our Halloween recap, there were plenty of great costumes throughout the weekend, but it's clear The Weeknd's may have just taken the cake. Let us know what you think of this costume, in the comments below. The Weeknd is that really you?! The 30-year-old "Blinding Lights" singer took to his Instagram on Saturday (October 31) to show off his Halloween costume – and he looks totally unrecognizable. For Halloween, The Weeknd dressed up as scientist Sherman Klump from The Nutty Professor. The Weeknd totally nailed his impersonation of the Eddie Murphy character, complete with a fat suit, prosthetics on his face and hands, along with a wig and fake teeth. The Weeknd has been a huge fan of Halloween, constantly outdoing himself with costumes every year. Back in 2018, he and then-girlfriend Bella Hadid dressed up as Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz for a Halloween party. Just a few days ago, The Weeknd released the music video for his song "Too Late" – watch here!