Pharrell corrects Swizz Beats when called the Louis Vuitton don and says there is only one Louis Vuitton don and that’s Kanye West.
This week was a big week for Pharrell who debuted his first collection as a designer for Louis Vuitton. The superstar producer follows in the footsteps there first planted by the late Virgil Abloh. The show went off without any issues and Pharrell was praised from timeline to timeline. Shortly after the show a video surfaced of Swizz Beats calling Pharrel the “Louis Vuitton Don” to which the designer corrected him. He made sure to give Kanye West the credit for being the only LV don.
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is my brother, Pharrell,” Swizz Beatz said standing with Pharrell in the video following his debut show. “The Don. The Louis Vuitton don.” Pharrell interrupted him. “Nah nah nah nah,” he said. “Pupil king, I’m a student. Louis Vuitton Don is the one, great Kanye West. Period. That’s the Louis Vuitton Don. I’m the pupil king, I’m forever the student.”
The always humble producer and fashion designer took it a step further giving credit to the late Virgil Abloh who passed while in the position Pharrell currently holds.
“I’m electrified with gratitude,” he said. “My appointment in this position is a tribute to our brother Virgil. God is the greatest.”
Kanye has been on record discussing the rift and jealousy he felt from Virgil getting the job at Louis Vuitton. Furthermore, it’s good to see Pharrell give credit and not let it become the source of any issues while giving thanks to those who came before him. From the looks Pharrell and Louis Vuitton’s partnership is off to a great start.