Either the Weeknd is extremely depressed, or a fantastic actor. As a recording artist, it could be either. I find this song (like many of his songs) to be very ironic and very telling. But also very critical–on the part of the Weeknd, not French Montana.
I’m gifted when I’m faded. I’m faded all the time. ‘Cause I know that’s when they love me. They love me when I’m high. When they love me, I get money, I get money, I get money.