With over 2.9 billion views, Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” music video has just become the most viewed video on YouTube, stealing the spot away from PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” which has held the position for five years after overpassing Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”
The video was uploaded to YouTube on April 6, 2015, and pays tribute to Paul Walker, the star of the “Fast and Furious” films, who passed away in November 2013 at the age of 40 as the result of an automobile accident. The song appeared on the “Furious 7” soundtrack.
Wiz, who first stepped onto the mainstream music scene in 2010 with the No. 1 single “Black and Yellow,” is known for his wacky sense of style, and the Chuck Taylor fan worked with Converse to design his own Chucks in 2013, continuing a long-standing tradition (beginning with Run-DMC’s 1986 Adidas deal) of rappers’ partnering with sneaker labels.
Wiz created 12 styles designed with his specific style in mind. The rapper made waves in 2016 when he said he wasn’t a fan of West’s Adidas Yeezy sneakers, telling the host of “Sneaker Talk,” “I don’t like the shoe.”
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The “See You Again” track features “Attention” singer Charlie Puth, who has been known to sport a variety of shoes, including Adidas Stan Smiths and the classic Vans Old Skool sneaker.