Taylor Swift is probably the whitest celebrity we have right now, so it's almost too obvious that she would immediately react to meeting a black man with interesting hair by petting it without permission for 15 minutes. If you haven't heard, touching someone without their permission because their hair is different from yours is bad. Singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, talked about the experience with Rolling Stone. He doesn't seem too mad about it?
The Weeknd admits he grows his hair in a very specific style and it certainly gives him a recognizable silhouette:
I want to be remembered as iconic and different. So I was like, 'F**k it -- I'm gonna let my hair just be what it wants.' I'll probably cut it if it starts interfering with my sight. I can kind of see it right now. But if I cut it, I'd look like everyone else. And that's just so boring to me.
But it's an invitation to look in awe, not an invitation to pet like a cat. Taylor Swift probably doesn't ask for permission for much, though! Tesfaye describes first meeting her at a Grammy after-party celebrating Sam Smith's many wins: