Bretman Rock and Aaliyah
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A touching tribute! Bretman Rock seemed simply as fierce as he did fabulous on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, September 12, and it has a little bit one thing to do along with his love for Aaliyah. 

The 23-year-old influencer gave a particular nod to the late singer, who handed away in 2001 in a airplane crash, by working with designer Roberto Cavalli to recreate the look she wore to her final VMAs, the place she gained feminine music video of the yr.  

“Nobody will ever rock it like Aaliyah🐯Thanks a lot @roberto_cavalli for letting me put on this particular piece … I by no means thought I might ever be capable to put on this, not to mention be within the VMAs,” the Filipino influencer wrote by way of Instagram. “After they mentioned I might put on it I actually cried of disbelief … I really like Aaliyah and am so honored to have been in a position to put on this 21 years after her. We love you.” 

There’s no query that this tribute was iconic as could possibly be, however Rock positively put his personal spin on the look. As an alternative of pairing the yellow and black zebra-print robe with black stilettos like Aaliyah did within the early aughts, he rocked it with thigh-high leather-based boots so as to add some edge. 

Nonetheless, followers couldn’t recover from the unbelievable vogue inspiration, taking to the feedback part to share their love. 

Nikita Dragun wrote, “Icon 👏 dwelling👏 ,” whereas Winnie Harlow dropped a string of coronary heart eye emojis. “Iconic!!!! Aaliyah could be proud #babygirl,” a fan mentioned. One other added: “You’re a second!” 

As for a way this magnificent second got here to be? In an interview with Selection, the wonder guru revealed that he labored intently with the designer to “borrow” the gown from an archive. 

Bretman Rock Wears Same Zebra-Print Dress to 2021 VMAs That Aaliyah Wore in 2001 02 2021 VMAs

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“I wish to faux that it nonetheless smells like Aaliyah,” he mentioned. “I simply hope that Aaliyah is trying down on this little brown Fillipino boy giving her gown justice 21 years later.” 

Rock wasn’t the one star to pay tribute to an icon on the crimson carpet on the thirty eighth annual awards present. Madison Beer gave a candy shoutout to Beyoncé. 

The 22-year-old Know Magnificence founder, who labored with Pat McGrath Labs for her glam, stepped on the scene at Barclays Heart in Brooklyn, New York, sporting the identical Dolce and Gabbana pink gown that Queen B debuted on The Late Present With David Letterman in 2003. 

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