Ric Flair’s status as being a top two wrestler of all time (whatever second wrestler you can think of is always up for debate, but not Flair), has been cemented for nearly a decade. However, when it comes to Flair’s legacy on the current hip hop culture, it might be unparalleled.
Flair’s been name checked by some of the current and former greats in rap, from Kanye West to Gucci Mane, and even Killer Mike. The iconic robes Flair wore have been imitated in ways by the likes of Ghostface Killah and others. When it comes to Flair, there’s been few better at making their mark without getting in the booth.
All of this makes what happened this week no surprise, but still extremely welcome. For the Nature Boy’s birthday, Offset posted a picture with him and Naitch both in custom robes flossing for Instagram. Zoom in on the picture a bit ,and one can see the glorious Ric Flair chain that Flair himself approved of, making this picture even more meta. And FLAIR is the one wearing Offset’s custom ice.
Offset being a fan on the Nature Boy is no surprise; “Ric Flair Drip” was released last year and ended up being the first platinum single for Offset as a solo artist.
One could make the case Flair should be idolized simply for his ability to remain culturally relevant for nearly 40 years. The better part is that Flair looks to be in good health in that photo as well, which is great considering the health scare he had last year.
Overall, it had to be a good birthday for Flair. A shoutout from one of the biggest-selling acts in music has to feel great all by itself. With all this momentum and mutual love, it’s only a matter of time before we hear the Nature Boy on the hook of a Migos song, so let’s hurry up and make that happen as soon as possible, please.