Rappers may have a reputation of being all around tough guys, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like to laugh. Following the news that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams had taken his own life earlier this month, some of hip hop’s biggest names took to the web to share memories, photos and a few words with his family and fellow fans. Williams, who has been photographed hanging out with everyone from Eminem to Pharrell, was a film and television giant, and his performances in films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting and the voice of The Genie is Disney’s Aladdin became the topic of the day following news of his death. “Can’t believe we lost a legend today.” Diddy tweeted. “RIP Robin Williams- your legacy will live on forever.” Also on Twitter, Nicki Minaj wrote, “Legend. Gone too soon.” LL Cool J, who starred alongside Williams in the 1992 film Toys, had this to say: “Robin williams. it was an Honor to know and work with you. Your genius will live on. May God embrace your family. Sleepwell.” Roots rapper Questlove took to Instagram to share a photo of meeting Williams on an elevator. “We piled inside when suddenly this voice just said ‘Questlove…..Black Thought….Rahzel….The Roots from Philadelphia!!!! That’s right you walked on this elevator saying to yourself ‘ain’t no way this old white dude knows my entire history and discography.’” Proof that the actor loved hip hop just as much as it loved him.
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