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, Blac Youngsta claims Wells Fargo closed his bank account, Young Dolph is ordered by the court to supervise a teenager, and 2 Chainz responds to “2 Stainz” diss by C-Murder.

Kevin Gates’s Former Manager Claims The Star Is Lying

Kevin Gates’s former manager is claiming Kevin has been lying in interviews about how he got his start. According to the manager, he and various other established DJs and promoters supported Kevin for years, for free, only to see him not acknowledge their efforts when the money started rolling in. It’s about to be a “Real Friends” 2016, you guys.

Wale Shakes Hands With Vice President Joe Biden


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Wale becomes the first rapper to open for a State Of The Union address. The Washington, D.C. rapper performed “Chillin,” “LoveHate Thing” and “White Shoes” at the event. He also shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden. Caption: No caption necessary

Nicki Minaj Responds To Adele Rapping “Monster”

Nicki Minaj responds to Adele performing her verse on “Monster” during Carpool Karaoke on The Late Show with James Corden. The singer rapped the verse word-for-word and even added facial expressions and hand gestures to match Nicki Minaj’s. Caption: “Pull thru, QUEEN!!!!! #Adele #Monster the attitude & fingers to match. #Oh #Ok #IcoNic  I cried when she waved bye to the careers #Hello #BuhBye

Boosie Badazz Announces New Album

Here we go again ‼Another Classic dropping FEB. 1st on iTunes " Out my feelings in my past"

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Boosie Badazz announces his Out My Feelings (In My Past) album and its release date. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper released In My Feelings. (Goin’ Thru It) on New Year’s Day after receiving treatment for kidney cancer. Caption: “Here we go again ‼Another Classic dropping FEB. 1st on iTunes ” Out my feelings in my past””

Blac Youngsta’s Wells Fargo Account Closed By Bank

Blac Youngsta shares a document from Wells Fargo saying the bank closed his account with them. The Yo Gotti-signee was recently confronted by police outside an Atlanta location of the bank after they received a 911 call because someone tried to cash a forged check. Caption: “DAMN THIS SHIT CRAZY, @WELLSFARGO SHUT MY SHIT DOWN CUZ OF A “BUSINESS DECISION” GUESS THEY RIGHT, I AINT GOT A ACCOUNT”

Young Dolph Claims Court Ordered Him To Supervise Teenager

Young Dolph shares pictures of him with a teenager who he claims the court ordered him to supervise for 24 hours. He was arrested in September for marijuana possession. It is not clear if this court order is from that case. Caption: “Went to court and da judge ordered for me to take this little kid in my custody for 24hrs….. His mom said he been skippin school and stealing n shit”

2 Chainz Responds To “2 Stainz” Diss Track

Ride and vibe #TRU

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C-Murder has released his “2 Stainz” 2 Chainz diss track. In the song, the New Orleans emcee says that he is the originator of the “TRU” movement. 2 Chainz responds. Caption: “Ride and vibe #TRU”

Consequence Announces “A Good Comeback Story” EP

#AGoodComebackStoryEP 1/15/16

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Consequence announces his A Good Comeback Story EP via his Instagram page. The project is slated to be released on January 15 and have features from Q-Tip, Lupe Fiasco and Consequence’s son Caiden, who appears on the cover art. Caption: “#AGoodComebackStoryEP 1/15/16”

50 Cent’s “Power” Gets Third Season Air Date

Back to New York to work on the TV show people seem to like, POWER returns in June. #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO

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50 Cent’s Power gets its third season air date. The season two premiere set a Starz record as the most-watched episode of an original series on the cable network. Caption: “Back to New York to work on the TV show people seem to like, POWER returns in June. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO”

Taraji P. Henson Wins Golden Globe For “Best Actress”

#WokeUpLike #GodIs and THAT IS ALL THAT I KNOW! ???

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Taraji P. Henson wins Best Actress in a TV Drama at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards for her role as Cookie Lyon on the Fox series Empire. Henson handed out chocolate chip cookies on her way to the stage to accept the award. Caption: “#WokeUpLike #GodIs and THAT IS ALL THAT I KNOW!”

Pharrell Interviews Missy Elliott On Air

@missymisdemeanorelliott on #OTHERtone today! 12pm PT @brokemogul @i_am_OTHER ✊? #Beats1

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Real recognize real. Pharrell recently interviews Missy Elliott on his Beats 1 show OTHERtone. The two artists collaborated on Missy’s breakout single “WTF (Where They From).” Caption: “@missymisdemeanorelliott on #OTHERtone today! 12pm PT @brokemogul @i_am_OTHER#Beats1”