Blaming all your sins on your best friends
And nothing's ever ever your fault
Nothing's your fault baby, no
Baby you don't need your best friends
Cause I got everything you want

from The Weeknd – Lonely Star Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Living in a loop of blame allows her to inflict harm on herself (and others), and engage in selfish behaviour; then pawn all her responsibilities off on others.

She blames her destructive behaviour on everyone but herself, her ‘best friends’ (the term used to refer to vices), which includes: her actual best friends (i.e. peer pressure), substance abuse eroding or outright removing inhibitions, previous pain and regret she is trying to repress, and of course, her most recent best friend, The Weeknd, who is financially capable of sustaining her dysfunctional lifestyle.

Abel says that she doesn’t need all these vices as best friends because he can be her only ‘best friend’, as he is essentially a hybrid of all her existing ‘best friends’ and in addition to this, has everything she wants — refer to the chorus – ‘’the cars, the clothes, the drugs, the sex, the house’’. She could be the Lonely Star.

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