Drake has got a tattoo in tribute to the late Virgil Abloh, who passed away last month.
Abloh practised architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and during his studies, he began to write about fashion for The Brilliance. Then a chance meeting with Kanye West at the t-shirt store he worked at in Chicago would prove to be life-changing, and he’d go on to create the streetwear brand Off-White.
His death was announced in a statement that read, “We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend.
“He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and numerous dear friends and colleagues.”
In remembrance of Virgil, Drake has got an image of him tattooed on his arm. After his death, Drizzy shared a series of images of them together on Instagram and wrote, “My plan is to touch the sky 1000 more times for you…love you eternally brother 🕊thank you for everything.”
Drake isn’t the only person from hip-hop who has paid tribute to Virgil. Kanye West dedicated a Sunday Service to him, and Tyler, the Creator posted, “Sometimes, part of us sharing our wild ideas is to get approval from our peers to keep it pushing, but virgil was ALWAYS a cheerleader.
“For everyone. That hand of his opened doors, lead people in and tossed the keys outside for the next person to have. i wish i was able to see him see what his helping hand did for me. his spirit is around tho. i feel it. he’ll see it. i’ll keep pushing and trying things while leaving the door open. he’ll shake those pom-poms. we’ll keep that on loop. safe travels.”
See Drake’s tattoo below.