Vigil Abolh what are you smoking cause it needs to come off the streets. What is the designer on these days?  You are from the streets too did you forget—a trained architect, Abloh, who also worked in Chicago street fashion. We are having a WTF moment here with art for a Thug N**** album cover art.  The fans have spoken, and they are tearing you online brah. 

The Crowd Boo's Vigil Abolh

Virgil Abloh’s Pop Smoke CoverThe Streets Are Talking

Pop Smoke‘s label is going back to the drawing board after the artwork for his posthumous album, designed by Virgil Abloh, was met with a lot of fan backlash. When the cover image was unveiled last night, many fans took to Twitter to dub the designer’s work “disrespectful.”

In response, Steven Victor — head of Pop’s label, Victor Victor Worldwide — tweeted that Pop would have listened to his fans, so they are “MAKING A CHANGE. B R B. H E A R D Y O U.” He also took to Instagram to explain the label’s response in more detail.

Art Pulled After Fan Backlash

Virgil Abloh’s Pop Smoke Cover BOO The Streets Are Talking

“As pop’s label & as his friends/family, we must bring his vision to life,” he wrote. “he wanted Virgil to lead creative, we fulfilled his wishes, however, unfortunately, he’s not here to give his final approval his fans, are. You know why you love to pop your voices are loud and clear he loved his fans and listened to his fans.”
Virgil Abloh’s Pop Smoke Cover BOO The Streets Are Talking
Virgil Abloh’s Pop Smoke Cover BOO The Streets Are Talking

He ended his message “see you July 3rd 2020,” a clear indicator that the album is still expected to arrive on Friday. Take a look for yourself of Abloh’s design and keep scrolling to see how fans reacted with commentary backlash.  Pop must be rolling in his grave.  What do you think? 

That is why we love Twitter still.

Jun 30, 2020

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