Shortly after Hugh Hefner died at the age of 91, many celebrities went to social media to pay their respects. Playboi Carti, whose stage name seems to reference Hefner’s iconic Playboy magazine, tweeted this simple condolence message:
Rip Playboy ?
— #cashcarti #playboi (@playboicarti) September 28, 2017
But Carti wasn’t done. On Friday, the 21-year-old Atlanta rapper posted a series of vintage Playboy shots alongside a photo of himself.
mood ?? pic.twitter.com/VYM4jbkmuO
— #cashcarti #playboi (@playboicarti) September 30, 2017
Does this mean he’s gearing up to release a proper Hefner tribute record? It definitely seems that way.
You can watch the full NSFW clip below. It features footage and photography from Playboy’s past spliced with shots of Carti.
tribute to the original playboy – art dealer x Hugh Hefner prod . playboicarti pic.twitter.com/xfDtlUs9jG
— #cashcarti #playboi (@playboicarti) October 2, 2017
The clip arrives a couple of weeks after Carti and Uzi Vert teased a possible collaborative mixtape. From the very few details we do know, it’s possible that this rumored Hefner tribute track could appear on the rumored project. We’ll have to wait and see.