Tom Ford Responds to Jay-Z's Name Drop

Designer talks about the rapper's new song

By Cinya Burton Jul 11, 2013 5:16 PMTags
Tom Ford, Jay-ZAlberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage; D. Venturelli/WireImage

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.

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."

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."

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."

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.