MONSTA X Finally Addresses Rumors Of A Collaboration With The Weeknd

Their responses were definitely suspicious!

For a while now, MONSTA X have been rumored to collaborate with Canadian music artist The Weeknd.

From left: I.M, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and Minhyuk of MONSTA X. | @OfficialMonstaX/Twitter
The Weeknd | @theweeknd/Twitter

Where did this rumor originate from? Does anyone really know?

Some MONBEBEs (fans of MONSTA X) had shared edited and fake news headlines that “announced” the collaboration. They would then drop a supposed link to the article, and instead, it would be to an entirely different website to vote for MONSTA X. In this case, it was the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards voting. Basically, if you have time to look at rumors, you have time to vote for MONSTA X (honestly, not a bad idea). It might be better than being “Rickrolled.”

There is one legitimate article published by Music Mundial from back in October that briefly mentioned a potential collaboration with The Weeknd. So, this may be the source of the rumor circulating within the fandom, but what exactly is the source of the source?

| Music Mundial

We do know that MONSTA X are releasing their second English album, THE DREAMING, on December 10. And, we couldn’t be more excited.

We’re, of course, automatically assuming that it will include some awesome collaborations, too, as their first English album ALL ABOUT LUV included many legendary collabs. Does anyone else remember when we had “WHO DO YOU LOVE??” with French Montana and “BESIDE U” with Pitbull repeat? We actually still have all of the songs on repeat…

Now, MONSTA X have finally addressed the rumors themselves. In an interview with CNN-News18‘s Shipa Rathnam, they were asked if there were any other artists they want to collaborate with. Kihyun replied, Justin Timberlake, for me!” They and Shipa agreed that their voices would sound so good together!

She then followed up the question. “Why is there rumor about your collaboration with The Weeknd? Where did that rumor come from?” Immediately, the group, specifically I.M, exclaimed, “Really? Really?!” Hmm…

Eventually, members gave individual responses. They certainly seem to be avoiding the question, though.

I.M: Rumor? Wish that could come true.

Minhyuk: That rumor is rumor.

The interviewer decided to leave it at that, saying, “For now, for now, anything could happen in the coming few months or days, but rumor for now.” But, Joohoney added one last thing…

We hope so!

— Joohoney

MONBEBEs couldn’t ignore how suspicious their reaction to the question was…

For one thing… Whenever they have been asked about collaborations in the past, Joohoney always says his iconic “Call me!” when speaking about specific artists. This time was different.

| CNN-News18/YouTube

If MONSTA X are really trying to convince us it’s not happening, they sure are doing a poor job. Just a day after the interview was released, I.M and Kihyun played “In Your Eyes” on Naver NOWs Midnight Idol.

So, while it’s definitely not confirmed yet, we can’t deny there definitely seems to be something going on here. Besides, it would be a dream come true as the members have been fans of The Weeknd for a while now.


meu sonho de criancinha , oi deus 🥺❤️ #collab #monstax #theweeknd #kpop #fypシ #fy @theweeknd @monsta_x_514

♬ som original – LARI

Watch the full interview below:

Source: Billboard