The Weeknd claims he'll perform the Super Bowl halftime show entirely solo

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Though the average Boomer is likely still unclear if "The Weeknd" is a band or a person, the Canadian singer is set to become only the 10th performer in Super Bowl history to headline the halftime show solo — or so he claims.

Speaking to the NFL Network on Thursday, the "Blinding Lights" singer was asked if fans should expect anyone (oh, you know, like Daft Punk or Kendrick Lamar or a projection of a beloved dead rock star) to show up with him on stage on Sunday. "I've been reading a lot of rumors," The Weeknd said, "and I wouldn't bet on it." Which is a strange way of saying "no," but he went on to confirm more firmly that "there wasn't any room to fit it in the narrative and the story I was telling in the performance. So, there's no special guests, no."

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