Instagram began as something more about dinner pictures than beef initiation. Then it evolved into a video platform for those wanting to give a 15 second glimpse into moments. Somewhere in the middle, celebrities, including rappers, are bypassing the usual press roll for direct fan interaction. While some attempt to give a mystique about themselves, many let it all go in terms of their personal lives. And to think, it’s all from the comforts of their smartphone. Considering the amount of famous folks on the social network, it can be a lot to filter through post displaying everything from their luxurious lifestyle to studio sessions. With that in mind, HipHopDX presents a weekly feature for those looking to have a filtered look into the lives of your favorite notable humans.

This week, 2 Chainz eats the world’s most expensive popcorn, Ray J defends good friend Chris Brown, and French Montana and Iggy Azalea wind down in Cabo.

Rihanna Gets Shark Tattoo For Drake?

Camo shark for my dear friend @badgalriri Also… I just found out you can zoom on IG- enjoy :)

A photo posted by Bang Bang (@bangbangnyc) on

 

Rumors say it was dedicated to her new beau Drizzy.

Caption: “Camo shark for my dear friend @badgalriri

Also… I just found out you can zoom on IG- enjoy :)”

Joe Budden Gets Deep On His Birthday

Transition. That's the word that comes to mind as I reflect on the year I've had. I noticed it wasn't just me, but all my friends seemed to be transitioning as well, some in very different directions. I learned that at no point in life do we ever truly know. Years ago I thought I'd be done transitioning by 35 and everything would be set, boy did God ever prove me wrong. This was the first year since I was a teen that I wasn't on a record label… U wanna talk about fear ? The times changed, music changed, ppl changed, and more importantly, I changed. I was full of self doubt and void of passion, without purpose if you will…. & the scariest part of it all is that I was content that way. But how quickly that feeling of overwhelming doubt turned into me feeling more empowered and inspired than I ever had before. God just kept showing me he was present. It was a domino effect with my son as the starting point. I'm thankful for the amazing network of friends, fans and extended family that allow me to lean on them in times of need, vent in times of frustration, correct me when I'm wrong and pick me up when I'm having trouble doing so on my own. Y'all let me be myself unequivocally all while loving me unconditionally (I think lol)…. Here's to 1 more year. Let's get it.

A photo posted by Founder of Mood Muzik Ent. (@joebudden) on

Turning 36 years old on August 31.

Caption: “Transition. That’s the word that comes to mind as I reflect on the year I’ve had. I noticed it wasn’t just me, but all my friends seemed to be transitioning as well, some in very different directions. I learned that at no point in life do we ever truly know. Years ago I thought I’d be done transitioning by 35 and everything would be set, boy did God ever prove me wrong. This was the first year since I was a teen that I wasn’t on a record label… U wanna talk about fear ? The times changed, music changed, ppl changed, and more importantly, I changed. I was full of self doubt and void of passion, without purpose if you will…. & the scariest part of it all is that I was content that way. But how quickly that feeling of overwhelming doubt turned into me feeling more empowered and inspired than I ever had before. God just kept showing me he was present. It was a domino effect with my son as the starting point. I’m thankful for the amazing network of friends, fans and extended family that allow me to lean on them in times of need, vent in times of frustration, correct me when I’m wrong and pick me up when I’m having trouble doing so on my own. Y’all let me be myself unequivocally all while loving me unconditionally (I think lol)…. Here’s to 1 more year. Let’s get it.”

Puff Daddy Kicks Off Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour In Chicago

Shout out my brother @dmx for starting off the night with a beautiful prayer!! Chicago was LIVE!! DETROIT we're on the way to give you one of the most fun nights of your life!! Get your tickets NOW at TicketMaster.com!!! #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour📍 Friday Sep 2nd Detroit, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills Saturday Sept 3rd Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena Sunday Sept 4th New York City Madison Square Garden Tuesday Sept 6th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Thursday Sep 8th Atlanta, GA Philips Arena Sat Sept 10 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena Sunday Sept 11 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena Wednesday Sept 14 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena Thurs Sept 15 Houston, TX Toyota Center Saturday Sept 17 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena Tues Sept 20 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena Thurs Sept 22 Washington D.C. Verizon Center Friday Sept 23 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Sat September 24 Boston, MA TD Garden Sunday Sept 25 Newark, NJ Prudential Center Friday Sept 30th Oakland, CA Oracle Arena Sat Oct 1st Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Tuesday Oct 4th Los Angeles, CA The Forum

A video posted by PUFF DADDY (@iamdiddy) on

With a prayer by DMX.

Caption: “Shout out my brother @dmx for starting off the night with a beautiful prayer!! Chicago was LIVE!! DETROIT we’re on the way to give you one of the most fun nights of your life!! Get your tickets NOW at TicketMaster.com!!! #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour? Friday Sep 2nd Detroit, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills

Saturday Sept 3rd Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena

Sunday Sept 4th New York City Madison Square Garden

Tuesday Sept 6th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Thursday Sep 8th Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

Sat Sept 10 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

Sunday Sept 11 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena

Wednesday Sept 14 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena

Thurs Sept 15 Houston, TX Toyota Center

Saturday Sept 17 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena

Tues Sept 20 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena

Thurs Sept 22 Washington D.C. Verizon Center

Friday Sept 23 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

Sat September 24 Boston, MA TD Garden

Sunday Sept 25 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

Friday Sept 30th Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

Sat Oct 1st Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand

Tuesday Oct 4th Los Angeles, CA The Forum”

2 Chainz Eats The World’s Most Expensive Popcorn

On this weeks episode of Most Expensivest Shyt I try out the most expensive popcorn Gold coated …check it out on @Gq YouTube

A video posted by 2 Chainz Aka Tity Boi (@hairweavekiller) on

With the world’s most expensive salt.

Caption: “On this weeks episode of Most Expensivest Shyt I try out the most expensive popcorn Gold coated …check it out on @Gq YouTube”

Ray J Defends Good Friend Chris Brown

 

ICYMI, Chris Brown was accused for pointing a gun at a female.

Caption: “Thingz gotta change man! This ain’t kool! – much support to @chrisbrownofficial and the whole team! #StayPositive #DontLetTheDevilWin”

Meek Mill Holds Nicki Minaj At MTV Video Music Awards

😁

A photo posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on

It’s all smiles here.

Caption: “?”

French Montana Goes To Cabo With Iggy Azalea

🌊🌊 @_districta @thenewclassic 📽@mszoealicia… #cabo

A photo posted by French Montana (@frenchmontana) on

New couple alert.

Caption: “?? @_districta @thenewclassic ?@mszoealicia… #cabo”

A$AP Rocky Wants To Be Like A-Trak

@asaprocky says he wants to learn how to scratch 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 reeeespek

A video posted by A-Trak (@atrak) on

Flacko wants to learn how to scratch.

Caption: “@asaprocky says he wants to learn how to scratch ?????? reeeespek”

Blac Chyna Covers Paper Magazine

 

Always be yourself, express yourself, and have faith! 💕 Thank you @papermagazine #Cover #BeautifulPeople

A photo posted by Blac Chyna (@blacchyna) on

Pregnant and confident as ever.

Caption: “Always be yourself, express yourself, and have faith! ? Thank you @papermagazine #Cover #BeautifulPeople”

Beyonce’s Outfit At The MTV VMA Awards

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

SLAY.

No caption necessary.

Big Sean Cooking In The Studio With Jay Z

Going thru my 4th album with one of the masters . Been clique since #Clique almost time

A photo posted by BIGSEAN (@bigsean) on

We’re ready for it.

Caption: “Going thru my 4th album with one of the masters . Been clique since #Clique almost time”

Ty Dolla $ign Guest Stars On Amber Rose’s Talk Show

Shoutout my sis @amberrose thanks for having me on the show 🤘🏽🤘🏽

A photo posted by Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) on

ICYMI, Amber Rose debuted her talk show with French Montana.

Caption: “Shoutout my sis @amberrose thanks for having me on the show ????”

Post Malone Apologizes To His Fans

A photo posted by Post (@postmalone) on

A sincere apology for the delay of his album Stoney.

No caption necessary.