Instagram Flexin': Diddy Recieves Honorary Doctorate & Frank Ocean Performs At Met Gala
Ab-Soul shares a Throwback Thursday picture and Juicy J congratulates Dr. Dre on becoming the "first billionaire in Hip Hop" in this week's Hip Hop Instagrams.
According to a familiar cliché, a picture is worth a thousand words. Your favorite celebrities—including rappers—are doing less and less press, but luckily their thumbs and smartphones still work. Instagram has provided a way for them to document their lives and/or thoroughly embarrass themselves for our collective enjoyment. The beauty of it all is that you don’t even need to join Instagram, as most rappers are perfectly fine leaving their feeds open for public viewing. And if you’d rather avoid the IG life altogether, we’ve filtered through the top rapper’s pictures and videos and consolidated all the week’s events into one convenient feed.
This week, French Montana and "mother-in-law" aka his rumored girlfriend's mother Kris Jenner post a selfie together, Drake is eliminated from the NBA playoffs and Ab-Soul shares a kid picture from his surfer days for Throwback Thursday. Check the rest of the week’s top Instagram posts below.
French Montana to Kris Jenner: "I Love You Mami"
Rumor has it that French Montana is dating the other Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian. Although all we have are TMZ reports of the "couple," rumors have sort of been solidified when Kardashian momager Kris Jenner took a selfie with French and captioned it, "I love you papi @frenchmontana #nobutonight." Naturally, French reposted the picture on his Instagram and wrote "I love you mami." It seems like everyone in this Jenner/Kardashian/Montana love fest, forgot about Trina.
Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber's Mayweather Ring Walk
If you caught the Floyd Mayweather versus Marcos Maidana fight last Saturday, then you might have seen Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and the circus walk Mayweather to the ring. Weezy took the opportunity to perform his brand new single, "Believe Me," sans Drake, on his way to the main stage. Earlier in the week, the world champion boxer was hinting and promoting a new Weezy track using the hashtag, #BelieveMe. We believed.
Drake Eliminated From NBA Playoffs
The Toronto Raptors lost to the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of NBA playoffs but the series ran up to its seventh game which led to an exciting round and a very hyped up Drake. So hyped that he playfully threw jabs at Jay Z every chance he got when he was interviewed during the basketball games. Alas, there could only be one winner. "Incredible year! Incredible team! Congrats to Brooklyn for advancing. #416 #NorthernUprising." The Nets crushed Drake's heart and threw him out of the running for a 2014 NBA championship title.
Tyler, The Creator Thanks Seth Rogen For Wearing His Shirt
It's no surprise that Seth Rogen likes rap. Actually, it was a surprise that came to light through some Google stalking. "I like Odd Future a lot, Ab-Soul, Chance The Rapper I can’t stop listening to," Rogen told mtvU earlier this year. Apparently, the actor wore an Odd Future shirt (and other OF gear) in his latest film, Neighbors, starring Zac Efron and Dave Franco, and Tyler yelled a "thank you" in his usual all caps. "DUDE SETH ROGAN WORE RANDOM GOLF WANG SHIT FOR LIKE THE WHOLE MOVIE DUDE THANKS ALOT THE MOVIE WAS GOOD AS FUCK CONGRATS DAVE FRANCO AND JERROD! IM PRETTY STOKED."
Jay Z and Beyonce At The Met Gala
On top of going on a joint tour and ruling the world, Jay Z and Beyonce stopped by the ball of all balls, the Met Gala. The duo matched with classic black-and-white with Beyonce draped in a gorgeous black gown with a black veil and Jay Z in a white suit, black pants and a black bow tie. No word if they hung out with "almost married" Kanye and Kim.
Nicki Minaj Gets Photoshoot Ready
Can you believe that It's someone's job to keep Nicki Minaj's backside photoshoot fresh? In the picture, Nicki is getting ready to shoot ads for her Myx Fusions Moscato wine line and like a typical diva, has someone prepping her clothes because who wants wrinkles, right? Nicki is wearing what looks like designer swimsuits for the shoot, including this tiny blue number.
Diddy Delivers Howard University Commencement Speech
Dr. Dre who? Diddy is officially the new Dr. in rap. Earlier this morning, the emcee/entrepreneur received an honorary doctorate in humanities from Howard University. Diddy also spoke at the commencement ceremony with a speech written with the help of Dream Hampton, who's witnessed Diddy's success and was a personal friend of The Notorious B.I.G. Puffy may not have graduated from Howard when he attended but the faculty was excited to have him receive him doctorate and speak to the graduates. Congrats Dr. Combs!
Juicy J Congratulates Dr. Dre On Apple/Beats By Dre Deal
In a video clip filmed by Tyrese, Dr. Dre called himself the "first billionaire in Hip Hop right here from the motherfucking West Coast." Many rappers sent congratulatory messages on social media, including Juicy J. "First billionaire rapper! Congrats to Dr Dre!" Earlier in the week, the Financial Times reported that Apple would acquire Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. Both parties have yet to confirm but Dre seems to be celebrating early.
Ab-Soul Surfing With A Ninja Turtle for #TBT
After announcing the official title of his upcoming album, These Days..., Ab-Soul participates in the picture loving weekday, Throwback Thursday. The #TBT picture shows little Soulo, wearing a purple shirt and funky printed pants, standing on surfboard (#noBeyonce) with a life size ninja turtle (Raphael because of the red bandana?). The duo is riding the life-like wave before it can completely engulf them. Hang ten, Soulo!
Frank Ocean performs at the 2014 Met Gala
Celebrities and A-listers were serenaded at the Met Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Monday night. Frank Ocean sang a medley of songs including Django Unchained leftover "Wise Man" and singles from channel ORANGE. Thankfully, someone was on hand to capture a bit of Frank's performance of "Wise Man," which he sang with an all-female orchestra