When Kanye West Gave a Fitting Tribute to Soccer Legend and Barcelona Star Lionel Messi

When Kanye West Gave a Fitting Tribute to Soccer Legend and Barcelona Star Lionel Messi

Kanye West is known for many things, such as winning countless Grammy music awards, ranting on social media, and owning a billion-dollar business. The rapper who gained recognition for inventing “chipmunk soul” and bringing it into mainstream music became a success right after his debut album, The College Dropout. Over the years, Kanye West, through experimenting with different styles of music, has cemented his place in the industry. Not to mention the multi-million dollar shoe business that he has on the side.

The story of a small boy in Atlanta making his place in the rapping world and ultimately becoming the wealthiest musician in the world is very inspiring. Similar to that of football legend, Lionel Messi. The Paris Saint-Germain football player has a bounty of prestigious awards in his closet. European Golden shoes and the Ballon d’Or award, to name a few. Moreover, he is also the second-ever football player with a net worth of billions. Therefore, when musical genius Kanye West gave a tribute to Lionel Messi, a football legend, it was truly phenomenal.

Kanye West gives a shout to Lionel Messi

Most of the times when a celebrity’s name is associated with Kanye West, it screams drama. However, it was not the case this time. Around the time that the captain of Argentina’s national football team brought home the trophy after the Copa America final, Ye released his highly anticipated 10th studio album. West paid tribute to his mother in 2021 with his ground-breaking album Donda and mentioned Lionel Messi. The year 2021 was full of wins for the Argentinian football player Lionel Messi.

Not only did he leave his long time football club after twenty years, but also got a shout out in Kanye West’s album.

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In a song on his 10th studio album, titled Off The Grid, featuring Fivio Foreign and Playboy Carti, West sang, “I talk to God every day, that’s my bestie. They playing soccer in my backyard, I think i see Messi.”

Fans of the phenomenal Argentinian football player and the Grammy winning artist do not have much of a common ground to bond over. But Kanye West just extended a friendly hand by giving Lionel Messi a shot out in his song. Check out the artist’s musical journey in his Netflix documentary.

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