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Kanye West Suspended From Instagram For 24 Hours

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Kanye West will be no longer allowed to go on his overnight rants on Instagram as the popular social media platform banned him for 24 hours.

TMZ and Rolling Stone first reported that the music and fashion mogul is being temporarily locked out of his Instagram account and won’t be able to post, comment or send messages.

A spokesperson for Meta, the parent company for Instagram, told TMZ that West’s recent posts violated the platform’s policies on hate speech, harassment, and bullying, resulting in the 24-hour ban.

If you’re up during the wee hours of the night and are a frequent Instagram lurker then you are aware of Ye’s late-night rants. Kanye’s rants are normally aimed towards his strenuous relationship with baby mother Kim Kardashian, the protection of his kids, and his enemies. Normally his main target is Pete Davidson, Kim’s new significant other, but his most recent lash out came for the Daily Show host Trevor Noah.

Kanye must have seen last night’s Daily Show where Trevor addressed the ongoing feud between Kim, Ye, and Davidson. Kanye responded at 5 am, on Instagram.  He posted Trevor’s pic and caption it with the mocking and racist lyrics, “K**n baya my lord k**n baya K**n baya my lord K**n baya Oooo’ lord K**n baya.”

The Meta spokesperson also told TMZ that the company is prepared to take additional steps if Kanye continues this behavior.

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New Los Angeles Exhibition Celebrates The Black History of Memes

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Los Angeles Instagram exhibit to showcase Black History of Memes.

From the evolution of photos and GIFs, to short videos, the Black meme community has become a pivotal part of pop culture on social media. Over the last decade, the way Black people share memes is an expression of ourselves — of who we are, and how we feel at a certain moment in time.

Afro Surrealist, artist Alim Smith is debuting a collection of meme portraits at a Instagram pop-up exhibit, titled Family Reunion. 

“I feel like the emotions that I chose really capture pandemic energy. They capture how the world feels right now to me, at least, or what the world looks like to me right now,” Smith shared.

To honor our evolution and cultural impact, the new exhibit celebrating Black memes is slated to open on February 23 in Los Angeles.

The gallery will pay homage to the hall of famers of Black meme culture including Kayla Nicole Jones, Kalin Elisa, Sweet Brown, Soulja Boy, Viola Davis, and more.

Check out  some of the images featured in the Black History of Memes exhibit below. For more info visit the website here.

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Kalin Elisa “Squat and Squint”
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Quenlin Blackwell “Me Explaining To…”
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Colin aka “Side-Eyes”
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Sweet Brown “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That”
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Soulja Boy “Draaaaake”

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Lil Xan Accused Of Flexing Fake Richard Millie Watches


Lil Xan‘s most recent attempt to stunt in the public eye might have backfired against him. This follows an Instagram story post showing two Richard Millie’s also tagging the famous designer. Fake Watch Busters a popular watch blog with a network size of 700,000 followers immediately called out Lil Xan, the blog claimed the watches are fake.

The caption read, “@xanxiety in our opinion you’re wearing two fake Richard Mille,” the account captioned the photo. “The RM035-01 Rafa Nadal looks fake as well. A genuine RM11-03 Carbon NTPT worth approx 560K+ USD. A genuine RM035-01 worth approx 500k+ USD.”

In the Hip Hop community, the Richard Millie watch is used as a status symbol of wealth. A Blog To Watch, in 2017 stated the popular watches start with a price tag of $80,000 and can range all the way to a few million dollars. In September the Fake Watch Buster account was quick to call out Lil Baby after he allegedly purchased a fraudulent Patek Phillipe watch for $400,000. Lil Baby eventually received a public apology after blasting the jeweler that sold him the fake watch and also some free jewelry.

We are yet to know if Lil Xan knew the watches were real or fake. Many have fallen victim to fake jewelry in the music industry, but Lil Xan is yet to make a response on the matter.

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Kodak Black Responds to the Viral Video of Him Groping His Mother

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Kodak Black took to his Instagram live this Saturday to address a video that has been circulating the Internet. This video shows Kodak grabbing on his mother in a sexual manner. Kodak Black starts the live video by saying his father left him at a young age and his mom continued taking care of the family.

“When I see my mama, homie, I adore her, homie,” Kodak said. “I kiss her feet, homie, what you talkin’ bout boy… Some of you n***as don’t even holla at your mama. Some of you n***as don’t even call your mama, homie. Some of you n***as don’t even spend time with your mama, homie.”

His Instagram live rant continues with him asking fans, how they’d expect to “love a b***h” if they don’t love their own mothers. 

“She ain’t trippin’. I don’t give a f**k what you talkin’ bout, n***a,” Kodak yells into his phone. “I grabbed my mama because I treat my mama like my lady, n***a. That’s my queen, n***a.”

Kodak goes on to say that nothing beyond butt-touching happened with his mother and his intention is to make his mother feel “real beautiful.” “I don’t f**k my mama, we ain’t doin’ no crazy shit,” Kodak explained on the live. “I grab her like I make her feel real beautiful. I remind my mama, “You beautiful, I’m f****d up bout you ma, I’m in love with you.” He then goes on to speak on people discussing the video instead of him “being in good spirits,” following recent concerning tweets made by the rapper. According to Complex Kodak Black recently posted some suicidal tweets and his decision to delete social media. The rapper later revamped his Instagram account after the incident saying he’s “got a great support system” and is “surrounded By love,” but “somebody put a false rumor in my head that drove me to the edge that I can’t say but all in all I’m ok.”

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Rick Ross on Ye/Drake Beef: “This is nothing personal to them”

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The beef between Drake and Kanye West is raging on. After Kanye leaked his address on Instagram, Drake hit the stories and gave a hearty laugh. Friend and collaborator of both, Rick Ross, is now giving more details to how Drake reacted to the leak.

Appearing on The Mike Muse Show on Sirius XM radio, Rozay said he loved the back and forth between the two and revealed a text from Drake: “Everything is unfolding. I’m about to be as free as a bird.”

Ross added, “I understand the genius to both of these artists, and I understand this is nothing personal to them. This is two levels of creativity inspiring each other. Because they both are right now thinking of the artwork, thinking of the credits. Where do we place, what color is this, and to me, it only makes the game that much more genius, that much more valuable. Watching Kanye doing listening events in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.”

Rozay would also dive into the address leak and why it isn’t a big deal. “Kanye posted Drake’s address on the Instagram, but who didn’t have Drake address already? It’s the only hundred million dollar estate in Canada. So if you don’t understand what’s going on, you would’ve thought that was personal. It really wasn’t. That’s just them getting ready for as Drake said ‘everything unfolding.’”

Are you buying into what Rozay is selling? Hear it for yourself below.

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Meek Mill To Tory Lanez: “I Don’t F**k Wit You”

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Meek Mill may be recognized as a humanitarian after being given the Nelson Mandela Award for his social justice advocacy, but if he doesn’t rock with somebody, the Philly rap star doesn’t hold his tongue or his fingers to let it be known.

After posting about being the recipient of the NMHA on Instagram, troubled rapper Tory Lanez made the mistake of trying to correct Mill’s “Smith and Western” spelling, which led to the online rift between the two rappers. After the shooting incident where Megan Thee Stallion was shot in her foot, No one, including Meek, was willing to hear Lanez even mention a gun.

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Mill verbally chastised Lanez, saying “Stand tall Tory. It’s kinda deep you tryna help me wit my spelling, and you know for a fact I don’t f**k wit you right now..” The newly recognized humanitarian ended the back and forth saying, “If y’all guys really rich why y’all acting like we cool on the net and you know we not, do you… and stay out of street business when we talking about them blowers.”

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Detroit Rapper Big Homie Arrested For Flashing Guns On IG Connected To 7 Shootings

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According to a confirmed report from The Detroit News, Delmarco Craig, who’s best known in the local Hip Hop community as “Big Homie:, was arrested less than 48 hours after going live on Instagram flashing guns.

It was the modification on a Glock handgun that converts the weapon from a semi-automatic to a fully automatic that got the authorities’ attention. That weapon and several other guns that were discovered by ATF in the rapper’s home were allegedly used in seven shootings over the span of seven months.

The guns were linked to at least one homicide, a shooting back in April and even one of the guns was reportedly connected to a shooting that happened just hours after Craig’s IG Live session ended.

The rapper’s attorney dismissed his client’s Instagram Live and says Big Homie was just portraying a rap persona.

“A lot of these young rap artists with social media today find themselves involving using guns in videos,” said Steven Scharg. “That does not necessarily mean they’re thugs or believe in assaults. It’s just part of the façade of the rap industry.”

Craig is being held without bond and faces up to ten years behind bars if convicted.

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T-Pain Discovered Instagram’s Direct Message Hidden Folder In Hilarious Fashion

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T-Pain, the Call Of Duty master that he is, might not be the savviest person in the world when it comes to social media tools. The “Rappa Ternt Sanga” just discovered a hidden folder for direct messages on Instagram and shared his findings in a hilarious fashion.

By way of a TikTok video, Tallahasse Pain shows off the long list of celebrity direct message requests from folks in the same business as he is.

“I was today years old when I found out about the request folder on Instagram that’s full of celebs trying to reach me,” T-Pain’s caption read with a helium-tinged voiceover effect and the artist’s making an amused face.

Folks such as Fergie, YBN Nahmir, Viola Davis, Diplo, Keri Hilson, and even entities like Nickolodeon all attempted to reach T-Pain unbeknownst to him.

As T-Pain added in the captions, he assumed that any time someone sent him a DM that it would go to the main folder. However, if you’re not following people or they’re not following you, the messages will sometimes get grabbed by the request folder.

“I apologize to everybody on this list and the hundreds of others I couldn’t fit in this video,” T-Pain shared in the caption.

One can only imagine the massive amount of bags and potential collaborations that T-Pain missed out on over the past few years but hopefully, this gets the ball rolling creatively so he can mend some of those mistakenly broken bridges.  Also, T-Pain, hire a social media manager pronto!

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Ashanti and Keyshia Cole Was a Record-Setting Night for VERZUZ


After a couple of reschedulings, the Ashanti and Keyshia Cole VERZUZ came our way last Thursday. The battle was reminiscent of some of the earlier match-ups as the two were not in the same room for the event, however, the return to the past didn’t affect viewership as the Instagram numbers were a new record.

Following the battle, VERZUZ gave a breakdown of the stats, stating over 8.1 million viewers watched across all viewing platforms.

The stream brought in six million viewers in total, which is a new record and also raised the total follower count for the platform to 350,000.

You can see full stat breakdown below.

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After Twitter Suspended His Account, Facebook Is Indefinitely Banning Donald Trump From Posting

Facebook Bans Donald Trump's Account From Posting For 30 Days

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After all of the racist and outright crazy sh*t that he has said on Twitter that many have warned would eventually lead to yesterday’s bootleg coup, social media companies have said enough.

With only 14 days remaining in his nightmare term, Donald Trump, who has been pushing the norms to the limit, has finally done something that both Democrats and a sizeable number of Republicans can agree was absolutely crazy. After urging a mob of his loyal pro-Trump terrorists to storm the U.S. Capitol Building putting the lives of Congress members, Capitol Police, and his own Vice President in danger, Twitter took the unprecedented act to suspend the inciter-in-chief’s account after he continued to spew false information breaking Twitters Rules.

In violation of those rules, Twitter announced that Trump’s account was locked for 12-hours preventing him from spewing any more dangerous falsehoods.

Initially, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube took similar steps by removing a video that Trump shared calling for the rioters and insurrectionists that he said he “loved” to stand down and go home. He also continued to spew the ridiculously false notion that the November presidential election was “stolen” from him and that he would never “stop fighting.”

Mark Zuckerberg, who has been reluctant to put a muzzle on the lame-duck president, has finally done the right thing and announced today that his company, Facebook, will ban Trump for 30-days, effectively the rest of his term. In a post on his Facebook page, he announced:

The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.
His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.
Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.
Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.
We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely, and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.

While some are applauding the decision, many say this decision has come a tad bit too late based on what transpired on Wednesday (Jan.6). It could help keep Trump from saying anything else crazy in his remaining 13 days as Democrats and a growing number of Republicans call for the president to be removed immediately either by invoking the 25th amendment or impeachment.

After this failed coup attempt, we will take the social media silence from Trump, who can technically Tweet again but hasn’t said a peep since his account was suspended.

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