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'Basketball Wives' Star Draya Michele Shuts Down Instagram In Birthday Thong With Balloons!

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By Rebecca Cukier

Draya Michele had her Instagram followers on lockdown Thursday. The "Basketball Wives LA" alum turned 35 on January 23, choosing to celebrate her big day in super-revealing underwear.

Balloons were also a part of the reality star's Instagram update – the ex to NFL star Orlando Scandrick seemed in the mood for a statement update. Draya had been building up to her birthday with a series of teaser Instagram posts. Clearly, today delivered the star in a pumped mood as she hits her mid-thirties.

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A SUPER Bootylicious Birthday

Draya Michele poses in lingerie with balloons
Draya Michele/Instagram

Draya's photo showed her looking right at the camera as she posed against a peach-colored wall – and showed off her peach of a rear. The star was wearing the world's tiniest thong, matching the white lowers with a bra.

It was booty central as Draya posed in semi-profile, with the star's lower lingerie not being far off dental floss.

Draya was also clutching a bunch of pink, white, and clear balloons, adding girly pink vibes to her otherwise racy look.

"The best gifts are experiences. 1/23 Big Birthday Energy," she wrote.

Instagram Goes Wild, And Kylie Jenner Leaves A Note

Draya Michele poses in lingerie
Draya Michele/Instagram

Draya's post racked up the likes in no time – over 191,000 had been clocked by the time the post was just one hour old. Fan comments came pouring in, with Draya's sexy snap also raking in a few celebrities.

Kylie Jenner left Draya a note.

"Happy birthday," the 22-year-old wrote.

Also leaving a string of fire emoji with her birthday note was socialite Paris Hilton.

Celebrity likes also came in from Megan Thee Stallion, Karrueche Tran, and La La Anthony, plus 21-year-old model Sofia Richie.

Oh, And She's Got Her Views On 'Angry Black Women'

Draya Michele poses at an event
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Draya landed on screens in 2011, starring in VH1's "Basketball Wives LA." Speaking to Madame Noire, Draya revealed that she felt the show degraded black women.

“Basketball Wives has this stereotype of these angry Black women and I feel like more than just Black people watch it. People who aren’t familiar with Black culture take that and they think that is what they are. I feel really, really bad that I was a part of that and contributed to that,” she said.

"Black women, we're queens," she added.

Having The Last Laugh, Founded A Million-Dollar Swimwear Empire With Just $12,000

Draya Michele poses in a latex dress
Draya Michele/Instagram

Draya has a strong head on her shoulders. The star's Mint Swim swimwear brand is a popular one, even having been featured during Kylie Jenner's 2019 trip to Turks and Caicos.

Draya founded the brand in 2011 using just $12,000. The model's company quickly grew into a million-dollar empire.

"I started with four styles of swimsuits and from there, things just grew via social media," she said.

Today didn't bring any swimwear, but it definitely didn't hold back on showing off that smoking body.

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