Who is Ian Connor and Why Is Kanye West a Fan?

Kanye West ended his recent Twitter rant against rapper Wiz Khalifa by name-dropping twenty-something-year-old Ian Connor. Before this moment, in was unclear to outsiders exactly how and why this Instagram star and self-proclaimed “King of the Youth” managed to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in hip-hop and fashion, but now as an official member of Kanye’s crew, he’s a name everyone should know. Connor was invoked by West in this context because he used to be Khalifa’s “assistant.” He’s friends with everyone, it seems. From A$AP Rocky to Off-White designer Virgil Abolh, who invited Connor to accompany him as he made his final bow during the most recent Paris men’s fashion week. He also grew up alongside fellow Insta-stars and early Supreme fanboys Luka Sabbat and Jaden Smith, amassing over 400K followers himself today. See what all the fuss is about here.


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