Drake pays tribute to late designer Virgil Abloh with new tattoo

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By Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News

Drake showed his appreciation for late fashion designer Virgil Abloh with some new body art.

The chart-topping hip-hop star remembered his close friend with a tattoo less than a month following his passing.

Tattoo artist Ganga posted a photo to Instagram displaying his design on the “God’s Plan” lyricist’s arm.

The body ink creation shows the beloved Louis Vuitton artistic director from behind, throwing a paper airplane.

“A remembrance of the great Virgil Abloh done on Drake,” the caption reads.

On Nov. 28 when Abloh died, Drake also paid tribute with a photo of the two of them, writing, “My plan is to touch the sky 1000 more times for you…love you eternally brother thank you for everything.”

The four-time Grammy winning rapper and cannabis entrepreneur attended the hometown memorial service for the Chicago native on Dec. 6, alongside several other celebrities, including Kanye “Ye” West, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Lauryn Hill and Frank Ocean.

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Abloh, who was 41, died after a private two-year battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare, aggressive form of cancer.

Renowned as the founder of the Off-White streetwear fashion brand, the Illinois Institute of Technology alum was the first African-American to serve as artistic director for the French luxury fashion brand.

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