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, Nicki Minaj jumps on Meek Mill, Big Sean gives his old high school a recording studio, and 50 Cent takes another jab at Empire.

Charlamagne Tha God Asks The Difference Between Caitlyn Jenner & Rachel Dolezal


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In one of the most bizarre stories you’ll see all year, Rachel Dolezal has been living a fake life as a black woman for several years. Not only is she the head of the Spokane NAACP, but she’s an adjunct professor of African American studies at a local college. Still, Charlamagne Tha God came to her defense on Friday (June 12) making the case that if Bruce Jenner can change her sex, why can’t someone change their race? We’ll let you decide. Caption: “Bravery”

The Game Booked And Released On Felony Charge

Waiting on my uber ???….?lol #WinnersCircle

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The Game has had another mishap with basketball, this time more serious than losing a bet to Kevin Durant. He was wanted for issuing death threats to an off-duty police officer. After a warrant was issued, the West Coast rapper turned himself in. Caption: “Waiting on my uber lol #WinnersCircle”

Kevin Gates Reacts To Police Pulling Gun On Teenagers

A video was released publicly showing a white police officer pulling out a gun on a group of teenagers in McKinney, Texas. Many artists shared footage of the video on social media and offered their own commentary. Caption: “I pray my daughter never has to go through this!!! Somebody gone die!!!! #idgt”

Young Thug Calls Himself Max B

Young Thug recently compared himself to the imprisoned rapper Max B. This left us a little confused, as the two emcees are rather different. The two rappers have had very different career paths thus far, and come from different regions. Caption: “#freemaxb the older me!! PHOTO BY: FAN”

Nicki Minaj And Meek Mill PDA Alert

Landed ?

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In the beginning, we were all confused on whether Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill were actually a thing. We’ve come a long way since. While both stay on the road with their busy schedules, this is how they embrace each other when they reunite. Caption: “Landed”

Big Sean Opens Recording Studio At Old High School

Big Sean gave back to students from his old high school, Cass Technical High School in Detroit. The Michigan emcee partnered with adidas to deliver a new recording studio in Alma Mater. He is also challenging students to improve their ACT scores. Caption: “I can’t believe I used to rap at the lunch tables, slang my CD’s in the hallways, and fast forward less than 10 years later I’m opening up my own recording studio at my old High School Cass Tech for the students! This brings me tears of Joy! Thank u for making this happen @adidasoriginals @zenojones”

Member Of Meek Mill Rival Crew Pistol-Whipped

stop the rumors man I wasn't in no fight no pistol whip no nothin…me & bul just was having a convo that's all

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Meek Mill was filming a music video in Philadelphia when the MMG rapper’s rival Louis V Gutta showed up with his crew. Soon after, tension broke out and one of Gutta’s friends was pistol-whipped. The police showed up, but no one was arrested. Caption: “stop the rumors man I wasn’t in no fight no pistol whip no nothin…me & bul just was having a convo that’s all”

50 Cent Disses Empire… Again

50 cent once again takes a jab at Fox’s television series Empire, which he claims copied the concept of his own show Power. This time, he claims Empire should be given for free. Last time, he compared the show to Glee. Caption: “EMPIRE is some sh!t you should get for free. Now that power is worth paying for, STARZ premium cable. SAT, 9pm don’t miss it you want to be the only motherfvcker that don’t know what’s going on? lol #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO”

Keyshia Cole Gets A Vagina Tattoo

This is something we don’t see every day. R&B singer Keyshia Cole decides to get a risky tattoo on her lady parts. She makes a reference to Jhene Aiko with the “groceries” hashtag. Is that hair or a tattoo? Caption: “BIKINI LINE TATT ON FLEEK #JacksonVilleFL #ImOnMyWay #Groceries #LibraGang #FcukFear #Nights”

A Sunday With Beyonce, Jay Z, And Blu Ivy

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It looks like a perfect Sunday for Beyonce and Jay Z as they frolic in the sun with daughter Blu Ivy. Bey captures the three-year-old running to Hov in a grassy field, sporting a high top bun. Can we just all be them? No caption necessary.

MC Ren Is Left Out Of “Straight Outta Compton” Movie Trailer

This goes out to you and you and you……….

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MC Ren is feeling some type of way regarding the promotion of Straight Outta Compton, the forthcoming film on N.W.A that is due in theaters August 14. MC Ren was one of N.W.A’s main rappers, but apparently Universal Pictures didn’t think so. Caption: “This goes out to you and you and you……….”