The great-grandson of late Cubist painter Pablo Picasso has paid tribute to Kanye West after the rapper named his new album ‘The Life Of Pablo’.
The title of the rapper’s upcoming seventh record is thought to be named after either Picasso, drug lord Pablo Escobar, author Pablo Neruda, or possibly all three.
TMZ recently spoke to Florian Picasso, the adopted great-grandchild of Picasso, who said that the “entire Picasso family gives their blessing”. He went on to compare the two artists’ work.
“I think it’s amazing that he’s paying tribute to [Pablo Picasso’s] work,” Florian said. “They both have vision. They both want to revolutionise the game. Pablo Picasso was into art and Kanye is into music. The way they think outside of the box is very similar.” Watch in the video below.
West’s new album ‘The Life Of Pablo’ was premiered on Thursday evening during the Yeezy Season 3 fashion launch, however it appears to have undergone various changes since.
Having missed its original release date of Friday February 12, West has since blamed Chance The Rapper for delaying his album release.