Tom Hanks' Rapper Son Chet Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Late Rapper Prodigy on His 46th Birthday

Actor Tom Hanks’ 30-year-old son, Chet, recently shared an Instagram post where he paid tribute to his late friend, rapper Prodigy, on what would have been his 46th birthday.

Years after rapper Prodigy died, actor Tom Hanks’ rapper son, Chet, paid his respects to the late rapper on what would have been his 46th birthday. Chet wrote:

“Couldn’t Let This Day Go By Without Taking A Moment To Honor The Memory Of The Late Great Don P, A True King & Hero Of Mine.”

Actor Chet Hanks attends the Screening of the BET Series "Tales" at DGA Theater on June 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Actor Chet Hanks attends the Screening of the BET Series "Tales" at DGA Theater on June 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Chet’s caption continued with him expressing how privileged he felt to have been friends with Prodigy, describing him as “one of the realest human beings” he ever knew.

Chet wrote that Prodigy’s presence would always be felt and concluded his message by sharing how much he missed his friend. Chet’s heartfelt tribute accompanied two old photos of him with the late rapper as they posed side by side together like good old pals.

Upon seeing Chet’s post to honor Prodigy, the young rapper’s fans and followers joined him in celebrating his late friend as they commented that Prodigy would continue to rest in power and agreed with Chet that “Legends never die.”

Chet himself has been the focal point of many criticisms on social media for cultural appropriation regarding his demeanor towards race.

Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, passed away in 2017 at the age of 42. The rapper reportedly died after he was hospitalized for a couple of days due to complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. Many celebrities mourned his death as Chet did too.

While Chet’s followers seem to appreciate his candor, his personality has many times gotten him a lot of criticism on social media. In September, the rapper hit on singer Adele in a surprising post on his Instagram. He wrote:

“@theshaderoom PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ADELE HIT MY LINE ASAP !!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED TO TALK TO HER ABOUT SOMETHING.”

The suggestive post came just days after Adele came under fire for cultural appropriation when she wore a Jamaican-flag bikini with Bantu knots in her hair.

Chet himself has been the focal point of many criticisms on social media for cultural appropriation regarding his demeanor towards race.

The 30-year-old, who speaks in a fake Jamaican accent, turned heads in a not-so-good way when he impersonated a Jamaican accent at the Golden Globes earlier in the year.

The internet might not agree very much with Chet’s approach to culture, but at the very least, his love and respect for his friend is genuine.

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