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Yesterday, Apollo Nida was supposed to turn himself in at noon to begin serving his eight year prison sentence. But things didn’t exactly work out like that. Reports say Nida allegedly spent his last few hours at the strip club and then stormed over to Phaedra’s to argue and pack a bag. Bruh, you can’t take it with you.
Anyway, he eventually got his act together and surrendered.
But he sent a message to all of his fans before he went in.
“Well everyone, I have finally arrived at the penitentiary. I’m about to go asunder. Thank you for the support and prayer. Stay tuned and you’ll hear from me shortly.”
Yes, you read that correctly. Unfortunately, Apollo used the word asunder, which, just doesn’t make sense in this context.
I know Apollo was wrong but I still feel sorry for the guy. Eight years is a helluva long time to be away from your children.
We’re sure when he comes back, we’ll be hearing from him…
His friend Peter Thomas sent his friend a farewell message.
“My homeboy @apollonida03 is about to leave us for a min, I need him to know that everyone don’t always get it right, life is a working progress, I will be around for you my brother when you come back home, ONE LOVE. God willing.”
It’s ok, his heart was in the right place.
Anyway, best wishes to Apollo.
You know, all of your followers ain’t your friends. That is particularly true when you’re a celebrity. In fact, many people follow celebrities they “don’t like” just so they can look at their pictures and tell them how much they don’t like them.
Something like this happened to Monica recently. Except the follower was telling Monica just how much she didn’t like the braids she was wearing during her vacation in Antigua with husband Shannon Brown.
And instead of keeping that thought inside her head, the woman decided to share it when Monica posted this picture.
Loved it here!!! #Antigua thank u for your kindness… Everything was beautiful!!! #AllSmiles off to My Babies #LaiyahRomeloRocko
The follower responded:
Monica didn’t take that sitting down. Here’s what she had to say:
People love to say “My opinion” as if that negates any rudeness in their comment. Of course it’s your opinion but every thought doesn’t need to be communicated. And if you do choose to share, be prepared for the clapback.
In the words of Kenya Moore, don’t come for me unless I send for you.
Admittedly, I’ve fallen behind on my “Atlanta Exes” viewing because the last time I watched Christina Johnson, Cee Lo’s ex wife, and Willie Wallace had just gone on their first date and she was trying to determine if she was comfortable dating a man who was still technically and legally married.
Well,I don’t have to watch the show to know that the two are still together and, judging by each of their social media pages, going quite strong. Wallace called homegirl his “woman crush everyday” and said she was the only woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.
Well, that escalated quickly.
And after dealing with Cee Lo’s philandering ways, it seems that Christina is a bit protective of her new boo. Now that Willie’s on tv and what not, the groupies have descended. One of them sent Willie a DM, basically inviting him to look at her booty and hit her up if he ever found himself single again.
I can’t make this stuff up. And luckily I don’t have to because Christina took a screenshot and posted it on her page.
Am I the only person tickled by #TeamCancer? People take this astrological sign thing entirely too far. Anyway, I blotted out what could have been Miss Educated’s real name but left her user name because that page has since been deleted. I’m sure all of Christina’s newfound fans and other internet trolls have completely annihilated her notifications.
Johnson didn’t just post the thirstiness, she also responded in the caption.
It amazes me how utterly “THOTFUL” and blatantly disrespectful (of course while claiming to mean “no disrespect”) some women can be (and I use this term loosely). But I thank you @williewallace_ for being the MAN you are and sharing with me the THOTFULLNESS of @miss_educated_to_you. I love MY SISTERS BUT WE CAN’T KEEP DOING THIS TO ONE ANOTHER. If you see with your own eyes that someone is happy in their relationship why would you want to plant those kind of seeds? Remember you reap what you sow! Sending Love and Light! <3 #letsbreakstereotypes #womantowoman #loveandlight #sisterhood
While we can argue about whether or not Christina should have put this woman on blast, her words are pretty on point. What do you think about her Instagram clapback sent with love and light?
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.