HOV AND BEY
So this is 2003. Long before the Blue Ivys and Barclays and the flawless, pristine branding of Jay-Z as President of Brooklyn. Folks are wearing coke white Uptowns (which I guess are coming back?), Nelly is winning Grammys, Bad Boys II is in theaters, AJ and Free are on television and Lebron James is in his rookie season. It’s a #Peak #Black year all around.
What’s weird is when I was younger this photo is what I pictured in my head whenever I heard “Ain’t No Nigga.” I guess we see how that turned out.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Hov with his shirt off. I can’t unsee that.
I honestly can’t even talk about Beyonce in this photo so don’t ask me to.