These days, you can find everything on the ‘Gram. From updates about your favorite artists to discovering the future of the culture in pretty much every corner of the app itself, no moment goes unnoticed in a mass media driven world. Instagram has long been a mainstay for photographers and video lovers alike, but the app also serves a very special purpose for musicians, celebrities and anyone who wants to get their voice heard and connect with each other.
This week’s edition of Instagram Flexin’ includes Trippie Redd honoring XXXTENTACION with a hair change, and Nicki Minaj speaking out against the immigration policy.
Trippie Redd Changes Hair As A Tribute To XXXTENTACION
As a way of paying respects to his late friend and former collaborator, Trippie Redd ditched his usual colorful dreads to mimic one of X’s famous hairstyles (as seen above in the cover photo).
Wifisfuneral Gets XXXTENTACION-Inspired Tattoos
One of the many rappers who paid homage to the late X was Wifisfuneral, who copied X’s face tattoos (the word “alone” and a broken heart) as a tribute.
XXXTENTACION’S Mother Announces He Has A Baby On The Way
As fans everywhere mourned X’s sudden death, his mother remains a source of updates on her late son’s life and murder case. Unexpectedly, she posted a photo of an ultrasound with the caption, “he left us a final gift.”
Soldier Kidd Requests An Apology
Soon after news broke about XXXTENTACION’s murder, social media detectives pointed fingers at a 18-year-old aspiring South Florida rapper. After a suspect’s arrest, Soldier Kidd posted a video saying, “I deserve an apology.”
Nicki Minaj Speaks Out Against Illegal Immigration Policy
I came to this country as an illegal immigrant @ 5 years old. I can’t imagine the horror of being in a strange place & having my parents stripped away from me at the age of 5. This is so scary to me. Please stop this. Can you try to imagine the terror & panic these kids feel right now? Not knowing if their parents are dead or alive, if they’ll ever see them again… 🇺🇸
Amid the outrage against Donald Trump’s policy of separating parents and children caught illegally crossing the U.S. border, Nicki Minaj asked her followers to imagine how the children feel, and shares that she too came to the U.S. as an illegal immigrant. “Please stop this,” she writes.
Gucci Mane Embraces Kevin Gates
Fabolous Exposed By Instagram Model
Fab, who has had recent legal troubles involving an alleged domestic assault against his long-time partner Emily B, reportedly slid into an Instagram model’s DMs. The model wasted no time airing him out, listing out the reasons why she’s not interested. Fab later addressed the story via another IG post.
Young Thug Reposts Meme Calling Him “Michael Jackson”
Thugger reposted a Twitter clip that likened him to Michael Jackson, seemingly agreeing with the statement as he captioned the post with a simple heart.