ABC may have taken Eddie Huang’s memoir and sanitized it for prime time, but the Baohaus don hasn’t lost any of his swag. To promote Fresh Off the Boat, Huang rolled up to the NASDAQ this morning to ring the opening bell. As a shout out to his Wall Street peeps, the weed-and rap-loving chef wore a 8-ball jacket for the occasion.
Always a bold fashion choice, it’s extra ballsy to step out in one of these since that 8-ball jacket subway slapping incident a few months ago. But Huang is nothing if not irreverent; here he is pulling a Birdman Handrub in the official NASDAQ photo.
Like the jacket, the Birdman reference is also inappropriately on point—the Cash Money boss is so flush he made it to Forbes’ list of wealthiest hip hop artists last year.
Huang also signed his name in Chinese, because at the end of the day, he was there repping the first primetime television show in two decades to feature an Asian-American family. Respect.