After the Virgil Abloh-designed cover art for Pop Smoke's posthumous debut album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, hit social media many of the late rapper's fans expressed their disapproval. So much so, Steven Victor took to Twitter addressing the outrage, "Making a change," adding, "Pop would listen to his fans."
Victor elaborated on his tweets in an Instagram post where he wrote:
"as pop’s label & as his friends/family, it is our obligation to bring his vision to life he wanted virgil to lead creative, we fulfilled his wishes however, unfortunately, he’s not here to give his final approval his fans, are,
you know why you love pop your voices are loud and clear he loved his fans and listened to his fans pop and us at victor victor h e a r d you l o u d and clear - changes will be made see you July 3rd 2020."
Abloh has yet to respond to the backlash after posting the artwork on Instagram. "[T]his album cover was one of like 5 things we talked about. he mentioned his story felt like the metaphor of a rose & thorns growing from concrete of of his hood in Canarsie, Brooklyn," wrote the famed designer. He added that it was "just finished it yesterday."