Following the sad death of Virgil Abloh on Sunday, tributes from the music and fashion worlds poured in.
After a two-year struggle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, the legendary fashion designer died at the age of 41. Friends including Kanye West, Frank Ocean, and Drake paid tribute to him, sharing a sequence of images of him and Virgil over the years.
“For you, my plan is to touch the sky 1000 more times…
“Thank you for everything,” Drake added in his caption, “loving you forever brother.”
Drake’s personalized Patek Philippe watch, which he notably sang about on “Life Is Good” (“Virgil had that Patek on my wrist goin’ nuts”), and his huge Boeing 767 airplane “Air Drake” were both designed by Virgil.
Frank Ocean, the reclusive musician, took to social media to pay respect to the Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder, whom he met at the Met Gala in September.
“I phoned V in 2018, I guess it was, and asked him how he could play hundreds of gigs a year, do several fashion lines a year, be a father and a spouse, and respond EVERYONE’s emails with passion, emoticons, and encouragement and seemingly… with easy,” he wrote.
“I don’t recall exactly how he answered, but I’m sure whatever he said was quotable… he was always quotable.” But the gist of his response was that he wanted to live to the fullest extent of his abilities… which proved impossible today because he was BEYOND.”
Virgil dressed his younger brother, Ryan Breaux, for his prom, he said. “I’m going to miss you.” Ryan was GEEKed when you purchased him several things from your new LV collection for his prom. Ocean, whose 18-year-old sibling died in a vehicle accident in August 2020, stated, “I couldn’t convince him to take it off.”
“I never said anything when my brother died because it was too much for me to bear, but he adored you and looked up to you.” He was enrolled in a fashion school and all of that. He aspired to be a fashion designer. My family felt as proud of you as if you were a member of our own.”
Ocean recalled Virgil performing his Blonde song “White Ferrari” on the beach in Miami in 2016 (“a song with no percussion or bass anywhere in sight”) and getting the crowd to sing along. Virgil was also a fan of Frank’s high-end firm, Homer.
“I know loss is love that you don’t get to express therefore this is an attempt at expressing it,” he wrote at the end of his moving tribute. V, I adore you. “You’re a hero,” says the narrator.
Kanye West dedicated this weekend’s session of Sunday Service to his late friend shortly after word of Abloh’s death broke.
In his tribute, the choir performed a moving performance of Adele’s “Easy on Me.” “Be gentle with me, father. “I’m still your child,” they sang, “and I need a chance to experience your love.”
“IN LOVING MEMORY OF VIRGIL ABLOH, THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DONDA,” a message displayed at the end of the webcast.
Other musicians, including Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Gunna, Quavo, and Offset, as well as Virgil’s fashion and art buddies Marc Jacobs, Kaws, and Takashi Murakami, expressed their sorrow.
Rihanna is expecting her first child with A$AP Rocky
Rihanna is facing new pregnancy rumors after being hailed a national hero during Barbados’ first ever presidential inauguration on Monday (November 29th).
After a verified Twitter a
ccount named The Academy uploaded a photo of Rihanna and her boyfriend A$AP Rocky with the statement “Rihanna is expecting her first child with A$AP Rocky,” the rumors began to enthrall Rihanna’s ecstatic supporters.
The tweet that triggered pregnancy rumors has apparently been shared over 17,000 times, with other admirers claiming to have seen images of the billionaire at the inaugural event and believe she is revealing a baby bump.
However, this has yet to be confirmed. This isn’t the first time this year that pregnancy rumors have surfaced regarding the Good Girl Gone Bad singer. Fans assumed Rihanna was hiding a baby pregnancy by wearing a loose-fitting costume to the Met Gala in April 2021.
Rihanna looked stunning in a dramatic burnt orange-colored Bottega Veneta silk gown for a special event in Barbados, where she was born and nurtured.
Lil Baby Occupies Top 2 Spots On Apple Music’s 2021 Top 100 USA Chart
In 2021, Apple Music issued their listings of the most popular songs on the app. Lil Baby looked to have a lot of fans in the United States throughout the last year.
Apple Music’s Top Songs of 2021: USA chart was topped by two songs featuring Lil Baby. Drake’s “Wants and Needs” single with Lil Baby topped the charts at the end of the year.
Second place went to Pop Smoke’s “For the Night,” which featured Lil Baby and DaBaby. At #3, Pooh Shiesty’s “Back in Blood” featuring Lil Durk came in second.
In addition, Lil Baby’s song was the fifth most popular on Apple Music in the United States. After Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” claimed the #4 slot, the Atlanta-raised rapper’s “On Me” closed out the Top 5.
On Apple Music’s Top Songs of 2021, you’ll find: With “Dynamite,” BTS took the top spot on the global chart. Pop Smoke, Lil Baby, and DaBaby’s “For the Night” came in fourth, behind “Drivers License” (#2) and Ariana Grande’s “Positions” (#3) on that year-end list.
The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” is #2 on the Top 100 2021: Shazam playlist, followed by Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” at #5. The song “Astronaut In The Ocean” by Australian rapper Masked Wolf garnered the most global Shazams in 2021.
Apple Music’s Top 100 2021: Most-Read Lyrics included “Wants and Needs” in the Top 10. The duet between Drake and Lil Baby came in at #6. The song “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat and SZA was ranked #5 on the list of the year’s most popular lyrics.
Apple Music awarded Lil Baby the streamer’s Artist of the Year a year ago. The Weeknd won the title of Global Artist Of The Year in 2021. H.E.R., an R&B singer-songwriter, won the Apple Music Award for Songwriter Of The Year in 2021.
Kim Kardashian shares rare picture with Kanye West and Virgil Abloh as she pays tribute to her friend
Kim Kardashian joined celebrities on Monday to pay respect to Virgil Abloh, a friend who died of cancer at the age of 41.
The reality TV personality and model took to Instagram to share many photos with Virgil. Kanye West, who has been seeking to reconnect with her, was included in one of her images.
“Virgil, why are you doing this?! Why is he here so soon? It’s difficult to comprehend why. I’m not sure why so many pure spirits were taken away at such a young age. You were always so polite, kind, and peaceful, Virgil “She expressed herself on Instagram.
Added Kim Kardashian, “You found a way to accommodate everyone. We also discussed your superpower of tranquility a lot. Because you wanted the world to be better, you always devoted so much of yourself to it. This is a difficult one to comprehend. I can’t believe I’m actually writing this.”
She went on to say, “Virgil, we shall miss you terribly and love you dearly. I’d would like to extend my my condolences to Shannon, his wife. Because of how much you loved and supported Virgil, he was able to offer so much of himself to everyone else. So thank you so much for sharing him with us in this way. Shannon, Lowe, and Grey will carry on Virgil’s legacy for the rest of their lives.”
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