Jack Harlow Took Over Bloomingdale's for BAZAAR's 2022 Icons Party

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Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images

Jack Harlow has had quite the summer.

Since the release of his sophomore album Come Home the Kids Miss You back in May, the Kentucky rapper has spent the season sitting pretty at the top of the Billboard charts with his mega-hit single "First Class," embarking on a global tour, and even hosting the MTV Video Music Awards. To properly mark the end of summer (and kick off New York Fashion Week), the "First Class" rapper gave an energetic performance at the official return of Harper's BAZAAR's 2022 Icons party, hosted in partnership with Bloomingdale's.

Looking suave in a monochromatic black suit, Harlow shut down the stage for a 20-minute set while the crowd (including fellow BAZAAR Icons like comedian Ziwe and actor Evan Mock) rapped along to his hit songs "Already Best Friends," "Industry Baby," and "I Wanna See Some Ass."

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Photo credit: Anna Webber - Getty Images
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Photo credit: Bryan Bedder - Getty Images

In the September issue of Harper's BAZAAR, Harlow talked about how it feels to perform in front of his fans. "I feel the most iconic on stage, at a big festival or in a big sold-out room, when I control a crowd, when everything I say is going over and I just have this connection with thousands of people."

He also opened up about fame. "There’s no better indication that you’ve made it than going outside and people wanting something from you—wanting to talk to you or wanting a picture. Summer of 2020, when I started to walk around Piedmont Park in Atlanta a lot and people would stop and be blown away: that was the moment when I realized I was famous."

The rapper said he wants the world to view him as an artist as he continues to embark on his career. "I would like people to think of me as real and one of one. And I’d like for people to know me as someone who gave back and lifted the community he’s from up," he said. "I’d like for Kentucky to be different after I leave earth and for people to have a better life because of it.”

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