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A Quick Word with Atlanta Rapper Gunna

The man behind "Drip Too Hard" reports live from Paris Fashion Week Men's Fall 2019 before taking in Virgil Abloh's second collection for Louis Vuitton.
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It's safe to say that superstar Gunna's career has taken off. The Atlanta rapper began his flirtation with music and rapping as a hobby in his early teens, which then kicked into high gear after meeting Young Thug in 2016. All it took was hopping on Thug's track "Floyd Merryweather," with Gucci Mane and Travis Scott for the flirtation to burst into a full-blown love affair, resulting in over 14 million monthly listeners and a fan base that includes A$AP Rocky, Drake, and Virgil Abloh. 

With his feature on the hit single "Drip Too Hard," and the highly-anticipated release of his magnum opus Drip or Drown 2 on the way, Gunna's taken over the world—Paris Fashion Week Men's included. Your boy was given only the hottest tickets in town—Heron Preston, Off-White, Yoji Yamamoto, and Louis Vuitton. 

We caught up with Gunna before taking in Abloh's Michael Jackson-inspired show to talk everything—from how he likes to take his weed, how he'd describe his personal style and the importance of self-care. 

How is Paris?
Paris has been fun. I always enjoy myself when I come to Europe.

 

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Take a shower and brush my teeth, the usual.

 

Can you break down your grooming routine for me? Is there something you do that no one else does?
Cleanliness is priority, always has been. Some things you can’t give away. I am me.

When did you realize that self-care was important to you?
I’ve always been that way—I always took care of myself and my needs. You have to!

 

Is there a secret tip/trick you’d be willing to share? Anything that makes you feel on top?
No secret, really. I just go out there and be me.

 

When do you feel most confident?
When I’m on stage, honestly. It’s a different feeling when you do what you love.

How would you describe your personal style?
I would describe it as fun—my style is a vibe.

 

What are some songs on your getting ready playlist?
Honestly? Unreleased music.

 

What was the first Louis Vuitton piece you ever owned?
Louis [Vuitton] Belt.

When did you first meet Virgil? What's the best memory you have with him?
I first met him at Travis [Scott's] Astroworld festival, from him DJ’n on tour.


How would you describe his impact on culture?
He has an immense impact on the culture. He comes from the culture and he knows what it is.

 

How did you decide to name your song “Off White VLONE”?
I saw a picture of Virgil and Bari on Instagram.

What's your favorite strain of weed?
Buscati.

 

Favorite wraps?
Backwoods Sweet Aromatic.

What is one thing you can never leave the house without?
My bag.

 

Who are some of your style icons?
[Lil] Wayne and myself.

 

What are your hopes for the future?
I want to be a billionaire.

 

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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