The Truth About The Weeknd's Lavish Super Bowl Pad

The Weeknd's upcoming Super Bowl halftime show is evidently a pinnacle of his celebrated career thus far. His co-manager Amir "Cash" Esmailian told Billboard playing the event was always "on our bucket list," it just "came a few years earlier than we expected." And it sounds like The Weekend was ready to spare no expense. While Super Bowl halftime acts aren't paid for their performances, the show usually foots the bill for the production. However, his other manager, Wassim "Sal" Slaiby, revealed to the outlet that The Weeknd paid $7 million out of his own pocket to "make this halftime show be what he envisioned."

The Grammy-winning artist is already making his time in Tampa count. As food delivery app Postmates shared on their website, "healthcare workers at AdventHealth Carrollwood received 150 meals from The Weeknd" that were made by "a local Tampa Bay Black-owned restaurant, Mama's Southern Soul Food." He also happens to be shacking up in style, choosing a stunning mansion to chill out in before and after the Super Bowl— and yes, there's an eye-popping rental price attached.

The Weeknd's Super Bowl digs are quite luxe

According to Page Sixthe Weeknd has chosen an opulent mansion on Davis Island, in Tampa Bay, where he can unwind and get prepared for the big show. The outlet reported that the sprawling property boasts "a pool, bay views and a private dock" and is worth a whopping $9.1 million. To rent the "six-bedroom manse" for the Super Bowl, Page Six got word that "he plunked down $100,000." 

Ahead of the game, The Weeknd has appeared in a few Super Bowl commercials. As People noted, the spot called "The Walk" finds the musician doing exactly that — walking to Raymond James Stadium. "Every performance a new chapter," his friend La Mar Taylor says in a voiceover. "Every stage a new beginning." 

Although the coveted halftime slot is a major coup for The Weeknd, he admitted to Billboard figuring out the next step is going to be much tougher. Provided the COVID-19 pandemic is under control, the Grammy winner plans to head out on the road, wondering aloud to the outlet, "Is the tour going to be the After Hours tour still? Is it going to be this new album's tour, with the same tickets?" Right now, it's all about the Super Bowl, and no matter how well it goes for him, The Weeknd will keep his gaze firmly fixed on the future. As he acknowledged sagely, "It's a whole puzzle I'm trying to wrap my head around right now."