Diddy, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Nas and more honor the boxing legend.
News of Muhammad Ali's death at the age of 74 broke Friday night, inspiring mourning of the beloved athlete on social media, but also, celebration of his philosophy and accomplishments. Through the night, we've seen an outpouring of tributes from all types of people the three-time world heavyweight champion has inspired, including many artists working in hip-hop. Looking through the many posts dedicated to Ali, it's clear that he made an impact through his powerful words and images as much as his achievements in athletics.
Nas, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Pharrell, Jennifer Lopez, Ty Dolla $ign, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Gates, 2 Chainz, DeJ Loaf, and Rihanna are among those who shared photos, quotes, and inspiration from Ali. You can take a look at the many tributes to the icon below.
Anyone who's been to my home will tell you there's a pic of Ali on the wall. This man is truly 1 of my idols; growing up as a kid, hearing the stories, watching his fights and knowing what he stood for made me wanna be great at something. I didn't know what, but I knew I wanted to be great like Ali. That's all it takes to birth the next legend is inspiration. This man seemed fearless to me; he took on racism and made a joke out of it. When he spoke his words rhymed effortlessly I was mesmerized as a kid watching Ali fight, speak, and stand tall. I learned so much from his legacy and his life story that I felt like I knew him personally; his death really upset me #rip THE GREATEST EVER then comes Tyson then comes Floyd