Paying homage to his longtime mentor and collaborator, Hov drew inspiration from Notorious BIG by sporting a red leather jacket, designer shades, and a gold-encrusted cane as fashioned by the late Brooklyn rapper. A simplistic yet equally striking costume that was fittingly touching with Bey channeling her inner Lil' Kim.
Or, at least that's what many of Jay's fans assumed upon coming across the photos late Monday night (Oct. 30). While Jay's costume was met with much praise, there were (of course) a few social media users who took issue with his attire.
Take a look at the costume in question below.
Jay Z dressed up as Biggie for Halloween. pic.twitter.com/r2aFp1DBKZ— Only Hip Hop Facts (@OnlyHipHopFacts) October 30, 2017
The ridiculous backlash only further begs the question: Can he live?
Take a look at some of the reactions to Jay Z's Biggie costume below.
Isn't Jay Z dressing up as Biggie for Halloween lowkey disrespect considering... #conspiracytheory— SO (@sofiasparta) October 31, 2017
All the biting Jay z did off Biggie... Now he wears him as costume! SMH— Maiya (@Salaam_Peace) October 31, 2017
Jay Z in a Biggie costume seems foul to me lol— Jaylen and Jayson (@GamePhreak845) October 31, 2017
Jay Z dressed up as Biggie for his whole life. https://t.co/ioYB7r2pnZ— و (@wizzle93) October 31, 2017
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