After receiving the second Grammy nomination for his “Industry Baby” collaboration with Lil Nas X and appearing on top of Billboard’s Hot 100, Jack Harlow features the the cover of Variety’s Hitmakers 2021 digital issue.
In his interview with the Variety, the 23-year-old rapper talked about meeting some of his idols, remembering the first time he ran into Kendrick Lamar in a Brooklyn pizza joint alongside Ed Sheeran and Baby Keem.
“Ed Sheeran has this pizza spot in Brooklyn, it’s a little spot that he wanted to take me to. He said it was the best pizza in the world. So we went up there and we walk in and Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem are sitting there eating.”– recalled the rapper.
This was Jack Harlow’s first time meeting the Compton emcee. “I’ve met Keem, I know Keem, so I was happy to see him. But I was thrilled to finally meet one of my idols, Kendrick Lamar.” said the rapper, adding: “It was a warm embrace, he showed me a lot of love. I knew he was aware of me because he liked something of mine online before, but it meant a lot to me to finally be able to say I did that. I texted my mom right away.”
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During his interview, Jack also discussed how he tries to keep fans safe at his gigs, what he’s relationship is like with Lil Nas X and much more.
See the full interview below: