Let’s get one thing out of the way: No, The Weeknd did not take to the VMAs stage to recreate his sizzling music video for “Can’t Feel My Face” by setting himself on fire.
But you know what? The Canadian crooner DID bring literal flames to his performance, proving why he earned a Best Male Video nomination for the first time ever (for his jam “Earned It). And honestly, we’re still fanning the flames from this too-hot-to-handle performance.
After being introduced by Jared Leto — a decision that may or may not have been prompted by the sole fact that they both have the coolest hair — Abel sexed up the stage with “Can’t Feel My Face,” in a performance that had the likes of Kanye West and Taylor Swift rocking out in the seats.
You could say his performance was so great… that we couldn’t feel our faces. But we loved it, yeah we loved it.