Social media was rocked when news broke that Pop Smoke had been gunned down inside of his mansion in Hollywood Hills, but fans rallied behind 50 Cent when he announced he would be finishing his album! Now that the album is getting ready to drop, the cover art has just been released, but some fans have concerns.
According to Pop’ manager, he always wanted to have an album cover designed by the one and only Virgil Abloh, which has come to fruition during this time. While Pop isn’t here to speak for himself, the fans have a lot to say about Virgil’s design.
Sign this petition to get Virgil to work harder on Pop’s album cover.https://t.co/kY0yFgY5ms
— Scrillz The Petitioner (@Scrillz__) June 29, 2020
Virgil moving like they paid him $50 that hasn’t cleared yet for that cover.
— OLONI BABY (@Oloni) June 29, 2020
I just want you to know Virgil designed this. Do whatever you would like with this info..but Pop Smoke is rolling in his grave. pic.twitter.com/WXPpjKtMpo
— triple taurus (@evelynvwoodsen) June 29, 2020
Pop Smoke in heaven watching Virgil and his team decide on that album cover: pic.twitter.com/UdxFUikg2E
— Palesa (@palesa_moloto) June 29, 2020
50cent accepting the album cover that virgil abloh showed pic.twitter.com/Y2hDo8bWoB
— edouard cartier (@edouardcartier) June 29, 2020
virgil said u mfs like tht 50 dollar joke so much guess how much i paid the graphic designer
— g (@stopitg) June 29, 2020
Virgil took to Instagram with a message of his own about his relationship with Pop Smoke, and he explains the meaning behind the design for the cover.
“The last conversation I had with Pop Smoke was about what we were gonna do in the future. This albumcver was one of like 5 things were talked about,” he said. “He mentioned his story eellike the metaphor of a rose and thorns growing from concrete of his hood in Canarsie, Brooklyn. In your memory I just finished it yesterday, as evident of the whole idea, the t-shirt insinuates that its mandatory we put an end to this cycle of violence that plagues us.”
Virgil was previously under fire after he posted his $50 donation to a black lives matter initiative.
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