May 8, 2018 4:35 pm
Updated: May 8, 2018 4:38 pm

Céline Dion’s son René-Charles Angélil covers The Weeknd under name Big Tip

Rene-Charles Angelil presents the Icon Award to his mother, Celine Dion, at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Las Vegas.

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Céline Dion’s eldest child, René-Charles Angélil, has dropped several new rap songs, including two covers paying tribute to The Weeknd.

The 17-year-old son of the iconic Québécoise powerhouse, and her late husband René Angélil, uploaded the songs to his Soundcloud account.

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Angelil appears on the tracks under the pseudonym Big Tip.

His two The Weeknd tributes feature album covers with the Montreal skyline in wintertime.

A third song, called “Never Stop,” showcases an aerial view of Las Vegas, where his mother has a residency at Caesars Palace.

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Each includes original lyrics retelling Angélil’s personal experience as the son of famous parents.

“Move to the desert, sweeter than some dessert, fake homies that deserted me, I do not deserve,” he rhymes on “Never Stop,” which was posted late Monday.

On “Catwalks,” which samples The Weeknd’s “Sidewalks,” Angelil opens by rapping that he “ran out of tears when I was 16.”

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He later outlines some of his priorities, saying he puts his family first and his music second.

A second Weeknd cover, of the Toronto performer’s early song “Loft Music,” follows a similar path, recounting Angélil’s experiences in Vegas.

A representative for Dion’s management and Caesars Palace did not respond to requests for comment.

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