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Report: Anderson .Paak gets tattoo saying not to release his music released posthumously


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Anderson .Paak made it clear what he wants to happen to his music after he’s gone, and even got a tattoo laying out clear-cut instructions.

Taking to his Instagram stories on Monday, captured by NME, the “Leave the Door Open” singer showed off his brand-new tattoo that lays out what he wants to happen to his songs after he dies — which is for them to never see the light of day.

The tattoo, written in all capital letters on his arm, reads, “When I’m gone, please don’t release any posthumous albums or songs with my name attached.”

“Those were just demos and never intended to be heard by the public,” the tattooed statement concludes.

The Silk Sonic member’s decision comes after several posthumous releases have charted well on the Billboard 200, including efforts from Pop Smoke and Juice WRLD that were released after their untimely deaths.

Juice passed away in 2019 and, the following year, his album Legends Never Die went to number one. Pop’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon was released four months after his death in 2020, and remains one of the top hip-hop albums of the year.

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