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Tom Ford Responds to Jay-Z's Name Drop

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By now the entire world knows exactly how Jay-Z feels about Tom Ford.

The rapper loves the designer's fashions so much he wrote a song about it on his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail.

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But how does the designer himself feel about the tune (simply titled "Tom Ford")?

"Who would not be flattered to have an entire Jay-Z track named after them? I mean, come on, it's pretty rare that something like that happens," Ford told WWD. "It's a kind of validation of one's work, as it means that one has really penetrated and made an impact on popular culture."

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And his favorite part of the song? The chorus, of course.

"My favorite line is ‘I don't pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford.' I love that he gets a ‘high' from my clothes. I have been dressing him for years now, and I have to say I think he looks great in my clothes," the designer says. "[He] is one of our biggest customers. He let me know about this quite a while ago."

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Perhaps Jay-Z and bud Justin Timberlake bonded over their love of Tom Ford while making their hit "Suit & Tie." In the song Jessica Biel's husband name drops the designer: "Tom Ford tuxedos for no reason."

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Suits aside, Jay-Z also raps about many other style brands on his new album, including Nike, Ray-Bans, Jordan and of course Billionaire Boys Club—the clothing line of which he and Pharrell co-own.

As for high-end labels, Gucci, Versace, Hermes and Givenchy get shout outs but no one gets a name drop quite like Tom Ford.

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