During the event, Ye performed a track that saw him rap about his late friend and collaborator Virgil Abloh. “I stopped buying Louis bags after Virgil passed,” Ye rapped on the song. “We ain’t doin’ business, it won’t be no business.”
The designer and artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection passed away in November of last year following a private battle with cancer. He was 41 years old.
Ye and Virgil collaborated together on several projects and both interned at Fendi in 2009. The designer and Off-White founder also worked on the covers for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus.
The track that Ye performed, which according to a setlist Quavo uploaded to his Instagram Stories is titled “Louis Bag,” featured Jack Harlow. The song also contained a clip of vice president Kamala Harris.
Just last week, Kanye praised the “Nail Tech” rapper, writing, This n***a can raaaaaaap bro And I’m saying n***a as a compliment Top 5 out right now.” Harlow later responded to Ye’s praise and called it “one of the greatest moments of my entire life.” He continued, “glad y’all all get front row seats to it…suddenly all the hate means nothing…imagine your hero saying this about you…I could cry.”
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