On Sunday, ComplexCon hosted its second and ultimate day of its competition on the Long Beach Convention.
On day one, the occasion was full of influencers, tastemakers and superstar friends together with DJ Mustard, Trinidad James, Pharrell, and extra have been seen strolling the ground. The pandemonium continued on day two, as numerous public figures have been noticed mingling within the crowd. Hip-hop legend Darryl “D.M.C.” Matthews McDaniels was seen speaking to Flipp Dinero at Italian heritage model Kappa’s sales space. In one other heartfelt Run DMC-related second, Steve Aoki greeted and took an image with TJ Mizell, son of the late nice Jam Master Jay, who was DJing on the Hennessy sales space. Female rapper Kari Faux was additionally seen on the Hennessy house.
In the world the place the panels have been held, Jaden Smith and Iddris Sandu have been seen strolling collectively and chatting. Flosstradamus was noticed on the Four Loko sales space performing for attendees. The DJ was celebrating his current collaboration with the model within the type of a HI DEF can. Yo Gotti and Nipsey Hussle stopped by the Puma sales space that was designed like a strip mall the place the model was celebrating the discharge of its RS-X sneaker.
Below are different highlights you might have missed for ComplexCon day two:
Women Behind the Lens Panel
The first panel of the day featured a lineup of high-profile ladies within the music, TV, and movie industries. Moderated by journalist Jemele Hill, the panel consisted of HBO’s Insecure’s creator and actress Issa Rae; author, producer and creator Lena Waithe of Showtime’s The Chi; Grownish’s Yara Shahidi; music video director Karena Evans; and Complex’s Everyday Struggle producer and co-host Nadeska Alexis.
When requested how does it really feel to be a girl in leisure within the modern-day, Evans famous: “it’s a extremely good time for us,” whereas Shahidi defined the second as “paradoxical” and admitted there was continued marginalization of girls. When talking about mentorship, Rae famous how most of her mentorship comes from her mates whereas Alexis shouted out Sway for being an excellent mentor and inspiration to her. Speaking in regards to the legacy they’re leaving as ladies within the discipline and the sacrifices they make, Waithe in contrast her work ethic and ambition to sports activities saying, “if I can’t be Jordan, I don’t wish to choose up the ball”. Alluding to an impending new season, she additionally spoke about how The Chi was wrapping filming in every week. Rae spoke of the lengthy means of ending a season of Insecure, noting the way it takes six months to jot down the present, three months to movie, and subsequent time to do submit manufacturing in addition to launch and do promo.
Cadillac’s Colorful Car Activation
Cadillac boasts a colourful and vibrant activation within the ground celebrating the discharge of its new XT4 mannequin. The pink automobile with metallic stripes sat within the house with a disco ball- like artwork set up above. Limited version merchandise designed by artist Othelo Gervacio was being provided within the house. Celebs like Karrueche and Victor Cruz stopped by and round 4pm PST, hip-hop veteran Nas got here by the house for a particular shock look to present away a series necklace.
four Hunnid Swap Meet
Rapper YG hosted a sales space for his model four Hunnid. Designed within the vein of a swap meet, items akin to airbrush shirts and jewellery was offered in addition to hats. Attendees additionally loved a photograph sales space with a pink bandana backdrop paying homage to backgrounds in previous mall photograph facilities.
T-Pain’s Collegiate Pride
Yesterday T-Pain introduced college vibes with a marching band enjoying his music “Can’t Believe It” to his sales space baring the identify "Wisconsin," a time period he used within the music. Artists like Ace Hood stopped by in addition to Internet character and comic Shiggy. Today, the sales space persevering with promoting merchandise together with varsity jackets, sweatpants and shirts with a pink, black, and white shade scheme and a collegiate theme. Designed as a soccer discipline with a mural on the wall together with faces of artists akin to Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, the sales space stood out from its opponents.
HBO’s The Shop Experience
The LeBron James present “The Shop” on HBO constructed its personal mini barbershop and gave attendees fades, form ups, and extra as a part of its collaboration with Bevel, the shaving system and merchandise catered to folks of shade based by Tristan Walker. In addition, the present partnered with Sneaker Labs to present sneaker cleansing and safety companies as properly. The present additionally had LeBron James sneaker giveaways. Celebs like Tinashe, Nick Grant, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie stopped by to indicate love.