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Are you missing out on the best of celebrity Instagrams? Kim Kardashian and Beyonce have no shortage of Instagram followers, but they’re not the only stars known for their IG pages. If you’ve never seen these great celebrity Instagrams, you could be missing out on some of the best famous feeds out there.
You never know what you’re going to get with Snoop Dogg. One day, he’s quite literally a pimp. (Not his finest moment.) Then the next he’s a rastafarian. And now, he’s white.
A quick perusal of Snoop’s Instagram page shows the veteran rapper in some pretty impeccable makeup and an equally terrible blond wig.
Snoop’s named him Todd.
And apparently, he’s using Todd to advertise some type of [imaginary?] dating site for White people, “White Guys Connect.”
So caption this photo of Snoop as a White guy and if you need a little inspiration, check out the video of Snoop as Todd below.
Instagram is making new moves to allow users to make purchases directly on the popular photo-sharing app. If you “like it,” you can buy it! That means a new wave of impulse buyers and an upsurge of profits for companies on Instagram.
Sorry Facebook and Twitter, but the public prefers to interact with Instagram 58 and 120 times more, respectively. But here’s the problem: According to Forbes, companies are frustrated with their inability to monetize their exposure on the photo-sharing app. Instagram doesn’t allow links. Considering how lazy we all can be, this poses an issue.
If a company posted a photo of a killer pair of skinny jeans for sale, for example, many users would be inclined to buy it — but they just couldn’t be bothered to leave Instagram, navigate through the whole site to find them and eventually make the purchase.
Nordstrom’s, with more than 532,000 Instagram followers, experienced this first hand. Posting a pair of $1400 Christian Louboutin heels in late August, the photo gained 15,100 likes. But apparently, hunting for the shoes is much too exhausting for our “gotta have it now” generation.
“They’d have to leave Instagram and dig around on their own on Nordstrom’s site to find the pumps, or — more likely — just head to Google or abandon the search entirely,” Forbes added.
“It’s been a customer pain point,” said Bryan Galipeau, social media director at Nordstrom. “When we would post these images, pretty much every time we’d get questions like: ‘Is this still available? What size? What does it cost?’
There is, however, a solution to this pain in the rear: Like2Buy, developed by Curalate. It’s a service that they call the “missing link” between Instagram traffic and revenue.
“The technology allows fans to click the one link Instagram permits (atop a brand’s profile page) then displays an elegant grid of all the items up for sale from the retailer’s feed. One more click takes a user to the store’s secure mobile site,” Forbes said.
Besides Nordstrom, Target and Charlotte Russe are getting in on the Like2Buy technology. The latter does quite a bit of what fashion lovers like to call “product laydowns” — photos of full outfits, sans the model. Product laydowns on Charlotte Russe’s Instagram consistently garners more then 10,000 likes. So Like2Buy is a perfect way to profit off of all that double tapping.
“Making Instagram shoppable is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time,” said Kristen Strickler, social media manager at Charlotte Russe.
What do you think of Instagram’s new move to become shoppable?
Most celebrities get tons of love and support from their online fan bases so we wonder how these 15 celebs who seemingly get no social media love — like ever — must feel. But considering most internet users have absolutely no chill, we’re sure it can’t be too great.
The social media dragging of Draya has been fueled by epic fails like her struggly Father’s Day breakfast, stiff twerk video, and attempted dig at Kim Kardashian’s “azz”. But at least our favorite (non)basketball wife of LA has a sense of humor about the whole thing. Right?
Being famous comes with a lot of pressure, and sometimes even celebrities fold. If news outlets around the world were focused on your image, would you Photoshop it for the fans? And what do you think about these celebrity Instagram photoshop scandals?
When Queen Bey released this Instagram photo of her golf game, people started to wonder if she really woke up like this. The pixels in that unnatural thigh gap can’t be real, can they?
I don’t like Donald Trump. At one point in time he was a respected business man. But increasingly he became a bit of a pop cultural icon. There were the jokes about the toupée, he was popping up in movies and then he got the reality show, “The Apprentice.” If he had stopped there, I would have never given him a second thought. But then he started blatantly disrespecting the President of the United States and intentionally inflaming people with whom he disagreed. In other words, Donald Trump became a troll. It’s now his full time job.
I know you’re thinking, I thought this story was about 50 Cent, what does Donald Trump have to do with all this? My point is: 50 Cent is the Donald Trump of the Hip Hop community. Like Donald, at one point in time, when you said 50′s name, the utterance was met with respect. He’s still a talented rapper, no one will take that from him, but over the years, 50′s ventured away from rap. And that wouldn’t have been so problematic if it didn’t give us a chance to see so much of 50′s childish, misogynistic and downright vile behavior. (See: him cursing Ciara, his ex, out on Twitter, sending hateful text messages to his son, missing that same son’s graduation and more–if you need a few examples.)
And 50′s latest victim is boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Now, let me tell you I’m not a fan of Floyd Mayweather either. He too has behaved rather poorly in the past few years. But that still doesn’t mean I can ride for or even chuckle at 50 Cent’s recent literacy challenge directed at Mayweather.
Earlier today 50 posted this video.
And beneath it he wrote:
Floyd will you except my ALS/ESL CHALLENGE: I will donate $750k to a charity of your choice, If you can read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting and stopping or fucking up. lmao
Yes, it is quite ironic that 50 is challenging Mayweather to a literacy test and used the wrong “except.” But even more upsetting is the fact that 50, a grown man with children and several jobs, even has time for this dumbness. I don’t know why these rappers keep messing with Floyd like they don’t know he could literally kill them with his bare hands.
And to think, these two used to be friends.
There’s a new trend taking over social media, Instagram specifically. It’s called “Blast your baby mama.”
“Love and Hip Hop New York” star, model, and the mother of two of Juelz Santana’s children, Kimbella, recently posted one of her standard backshots on Instagram.
Nothing extraordinary about that. But then immediately after, Juelz took to Twitter, saying:
That’s all u have to show is ya ass lol
— Juelz Santana (@thejuelzsantana) August 19, 2014
Maybe the kissy faces are to show he meant no harm.
Show them something they never seen lol
— Juelz Santana (@thejuelzsantana) August 19, 2014
We’ve seen this before haven’t we? This reminds me of the way in which T.I. tried to come for Tiny after she posted a shot of her in a bikini on the beach. The only difference is that T.I. was very clear that he didn’t approve. And with Santana’s kissy faces, I’m not sure if this is some type of paternalistic shade or an invitation for her to strip for the people. If it really is a jab, isn’t this interesting? It’s always funny to me when men suddenly want to change the very behavior that attracted them in the first place. Kimbella does this and Juelz certainly didn’t have a problem having kids with her, knowing all that information up front. But it could have been the complete opposite. Who knows, maybe Juelz wants homegirl laying spread eagle on a bed of white sheets somewhere. Reading the tweets, what do you think? Then again, the upcoming season of “Love and Hip Hop New York” is coming up, so this could all be a way to start some mess for the show.
When news broke that Kevin Hart proposed to his longtime girlfriend Eniko last night, people had all types of things to say. Naturally, there were well wishes but there were also those who suggested that Kevin proposed to Eniko last night specially because it was the night “Atlanta Exes” premiered. And as many of you well know, the new VH1 reality show follows the ex wives and girlfriends of famous men in the industry. And Torrei Hart, Kevin’s ex wife, is on the show.
Folks were wondering if he proposed on this night to… I don’t know rub salt in Torrei’s wounds, send a message that he really is over her…who knows.
Either way, Kevin got wind of the comments and a few minutes ago, he took to his Instagram page, to offer a bit of clarification.
I wish y’all could see my face when I read some of the comments that you guys leave….I just want to take a second to share some COMMONSENSE with you guys!!! August 18th was @neekibaby actual Birthday…it wasn’t the day before or the day after. I will say this one more time & never repeat myself again….I wish my X Wife nothing but the best in life…I’ve moved forward with my life & have been doing so for the last 6 years. The only thing that was on my mind yesterday was making sure my lady had an amazing 30th B Day. I’m happy to say that my now FIANCÉ was blown away by the entire evening. #MissMeWithTheBullshit #KillNegaitivityWithPositivity
“Had This Been Handled Privately, You Would Have Gotten An Album” Dawn Richard Defends Herself Against Angry DK Fans
These days it seems like everyone is on somebody’s team. And the Danity Kane fans are flocking to Dawn Richard’s Instagram page, to let her know that they are #TeamDanityKane over everything. On one of the few Instagram photos Richard has left up on her page, she’s singing by herself, showcasing her vocal talent.
But instead of commenting on her voice, one person took the opportunity to tell Dawn that she’ll never make it without her former group. And apparently, there have been several of these types of comments because Dawn responded to one of them, suggesting that she’s not the reason–or at least the sole reason– why they won’t be getting any Danity Kane music.
Presumably, someone suggested that Danity Kane should just leak the album that they were working on. Dawn responded:
“…you can’t leak an album that doesn’t belong to you. People have no clue how business works. We don’t own the songs. You’re looking at me like I stopped the music. Actually we had a deal and because WE–and I mean all of us–took this publicly we have stopped music and money. Producers nor label will release now because they lose money. Had this been handled privately you would have gotten an album. And apologies and all would have been made and we would have moved on. But that isn’t the way it was handled so let’s move on as that is not MY only option. Those who rock with me will..And those who don’t I respect that and will respectfully block. I never want dk fans to have to fight each other and choose sides. But we left you no choice. So do what your heart tells you and let’s just move on.
And then to another commenter who probably suggested they work things out and get back to the music.
“nah babd. I’m good on that. She leaked this story on my birthday. And knew she was doing that. Then wrote a 3 page essay about how I ain’t sh*t. I’m done. That was enough for me to know the beat.”
I wasn’t there so I don’t know what Dawn said or did or what Aubrey said or did. But I can understand fans being upset that this group couldn’t just get along, after getting them all excited about news of a reunion.
Personally, I love mommy Evelyn. Not only has she mellowed considerably, it’s nice to see her devoting her energy to something worthwhile. Over the weekend, Lozada shared an absolutely adorable picture of her son Carl Leo Crawford Jr. And he’s just so yummy, we had to share with you all. Precious. Take a look at the pics she’s posted on Instagram over the past few months.
Underneath the picture above, she included the caption:
Spent the day with my love <3 He just woke up from a nap & was not trying to crack a smile #CarlLeoCrawford
Evelyn says this is how she finds her son every morning, getting his exercise in. #TummyTime