50 Cent Blasts Virgil Abloh for Pop Smoke Album Cover

Written by on June 30, 2020

Virgil Abloh is underneath fireplace for the album cowl he designed for Pop Smoke.

On Monday, the paintings was revealed by Pop’s supervisor, Steven Victor. Based on him, it was the Brooklyn rapper’s dream for the Louis Vuitton inventive director to design the duvet. “You needed Virgil to design your album cowl and lead inventive.. Virgil designed the album cowl and led inventive,” he wrote in a message to the late MC.

Nevertheless it was poorly acquired by followers, who criticized the Photoshopped look. “Excuse me… Pop deserves waaaay higher,” wrote one fan, whereas one other known as out its newbie qualities: “Abloh and 9 12 months outdated me had the identical expertise stage.”

50 Cent, who government produced Pop’s debut album Shoot for the Stars, Intention for the Moon, was amongst those that voiced his disapproval. Sharing the duvet on Instagram, he took intention on the designer within the feedback. “man who did this cowl Lol,” wrote 50. After being knowledgeable that it was Virgil, he added, “okay FUCK VIRGIL HE’s out [sic] of right here. LOL.”

In a subsequent submit, he informed Virgil to give you a brand new cowl. “Hey Virgil we’d like new album artwork, they ain’t going for this bullshit,” stated Fif. “Love ya work let’s get to it. 🤔Steven i informed you this shit was 😡eww let get it proper!”

Following the backlash, Pop’s administration determined to scrap the duvet and redesign it. “It’s our obligation to convey his imaginative and prescient to life he needed Virgil to steer inventive, we fulfilled his needs nonetheless, sadly, he’s not right here to provide his last approval his followers, are,” stated Steven Victor in a since-deleted IG submit. “You already know why you’re keen on pop your voices are loud and clear he liked his followers and listened to his followers pop and we at Victor Victor heard you loud and clear.”

A brand new cowl shall be revealed together with the album’s launch on Friday. Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut Shoot for the Stars, Intention for the Moon encompasses a collaboration with 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch, in addition to appearances from Quavo, Lil Child, DaBaby, Swae Lee, Future, Tyga, and extra.

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