JAY-Z joined the star-studded guest list at his longtime friend Pharrell Williams’ debut as creative director at Louis Vuitton. Not only did Hov attend with wife Beyoncé in tow, but he also surprised guests after the show, joining Pharrell for a joint performance.
The duo rocked the stage with their hits, including “Frontin’” and the Neptunes collab “Give It to Me.” JAY-Z naturally made the most of the location, adding “Ni**as In Paris” to the setlist. Amid all the performances, JAY-Z made sure to give Pharrell Williams his flowers.
“This young man tonight did something extraordinary,” he told the crowd. “I want everybody [to] put one hand in the air. Pay homage to the great skateboard P. Congratulations man, I’m so proud of you.”
Pharrell reflected on his new role in an interview with WDD earlier this week (June 19) ahead of his first collection as creative director.
“Every day, I gotta pinch myself because it’s an appointment, and I was chosen,” he explained. “Pietro saw something, and I’m touched by that and I honor that every day.”
Pharrell continued, “I didn’t go to Central Saint Martins, but I also didn’t go to Juilliard either in music and I mean, we see how that turned out,” the Grammy-winner said. “It’s cool. That’s a very fair observation. But neither did Vivienne Westwood, right? Tadao Ando was self-taught. I mean, he’s the GOAT, right? I only aspire to express myself.”