Drake has just dropped a music video for his track Sticky and it has a reference to designer Virgil Abloh, who died in late 2021.
It’s the seventh song on his new dance-style album Honestly, Nevermind which was released in June and features 21 Savage.
The rapper’s seventh studio album was a surprise release, coming just nine months his 2021 album Certified Lover Boy.
Seven weeks after the album arrived, Drake has released a music video for Sticky this week (April 3rd) and the car he posed in has caught everyone’s attention.
The video, which has already had over 1.2 million views on YouTube, contains a spectacular Maybach Off-Roader which is a tribute to the much-loved fashion designer.
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Drake poses with Virgil’s Maybach
The video starts off with Drake at a concert before he heads to an airport, sits on a boat and sings in various other locations.
Then, just over half way through, he poses with Virgil Abloh’s Maybach as he sings the line about the Off-White founder.
“Off-road Maybach, Pyrex trap/ Virgil came back through the boy, damn,” he raps as the camera zooms into different parts of the car.
The futuristic truck is beige and black in colour and has huge tires, as well as a massive screen inside and bars on the roof.
Before his tragic death in late 2021, the Louis Vuitton artistic director collaborated with Mercedes to design a whole range of different cars.
One of them was a G-Wagon and another was a limited edition gold and black Mercedes‑Maybach S‑Class S680, of which only 150 were made.
Virgil also designed an off-road version of the two-tone Maybach, which is what features in Drake’s music video.
Drake in the 2023 Maybach S-Class designed by Virgil Abloh for his “Sticky”Music Video (2022) pic.twitter.com/9ltNmgjdFL— Outlander Magazine (@StreetFashion01) August 3, 2022
Fans are obsessed with Virgil’s design
Many have been taking to Twitter to reveal how much they love Virgil’s Maybach Off-Roader design.
One person said it’s ‘insane’:
That Maybach truck Virgil designed in Drake’s Sticky video is insane! — B-Side Billy (@KHARMA__) August 3, 2022
Virgil’s designs are unmatched:
wow and designed by virgil of course— mohamed dalí (@suburblightskin) August 3, 2022
The car really is something else:
Man that Off-road Maybach in Drake’s Sticky video looks sick. Virgil was really gonna do things— Edwin Quartey (@eddyquart) August 3, 2022
Fans are loving Drake’s tribute:
It’s the Virgil Maybach in Drake’s video for me— Chibby. (@23chibby) August 3, 2022
Virgil’s memory lives on:
Drake in the Virgil designed Maybach truck in the Sticky video RIP— Rhythm And Writing (@RawElementz) August 2, 2022
The Off-Road Maybach that Drake had in the Sticky video — Frank (@JusCallMe_Frank) August 3, 2022
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Drake teased the car on Instagram on Monday, posting a photo of a vehicle under a cover with the caption: “Sticky directed by Theo Skudra out now.”
On the photo, he tagged Virgil, whose Instagram page is still active following his death last year.
Many guessed that it must be a Maybach, with one person writing “that Maybach is something serious” and another adding “definitely the Off Road Maybach”.
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Virgil passed away in November 2021
The world was devastated when Virgil Abloh sadly passed away in November 2021 at just 41 years old.
The Off-White founder and artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear passed away from cancer. He had been battling a rare form of cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma privately since 2019.
“We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother and friend,” his family wrote in an Instagram statement.
“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,” the statement continued.
The renowned designer chose to endure his battle away from the public eye, undergoing “numerous challenging treatments” whilst “helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture”.
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