If it weren’t for Gianni Versace’s reported crush on Tupac Shakur, the Italian designer’s famous 90’s bright-colored silk dress shirts may not have been featured in 90’s Hip Hop culture. That’s according to A$AP Rocky – who recently revealed not only did Versace view Tupac as “the most beautiful man”, but also explained how the fashion designer’s admiration for the legendary rapper led him to often gift Tupac with pieces from the Versace collection.
It was only after Tupac began sporting the high-end Italian threads when, A$AP Rocky says, the look spread like wildfire. That’s why the rapper says other lyricists – including Biggie Smalls and Puff Daddy – picked up the style Tupac put down.
Here’s what Girly man rapper A$AP Rocky had to say:
“It all started with a man named Tupac Shakur. First of all, Gianni Versace said that he was the most beautiful man, like he was in love with Tupac.
He first started like messing with Tupac by giving him clothes. He really admired his art and all of that. And that’s when, no disrespect, you saw Puff and you saw B.I.G. start wearing Versace after that.
Tupac, he kinda did do it first. He was actually getting it for free. …
R.I.P Pac, R.I.P. B.I.G. R.I.P. Big L.”
Does A$AP Rocky know from first hand experience the eccentrics of a fashion designer? Of course. Don’t believe me.. Ask Jeremy Scott.