Jay-Z at "The Harder They Fall" Premiere

Jay-Z Deactivates His Instagram Account After Just ONE Day!

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on November 4, 2021 at 11:30 PM EDT

Social media, it seems, is not for everyone, especially Jay-Z!

Just when fans and celebrities were celebrating the fact that one of music's legends left his paradise of privacy to join the rest of us on Instagram, the rap icon proved that he is, in fact, not at all on our level! Not like we didn't already know that!

Just one day after breaking the internet and creating an Instagram account that acquired millions of followers in hours, it appears that Hov has deactivated his page. Yep, that's right, no more Instagram for Jay-Z!

No one knows for sure why the Roc Nation founder said goodbye suddenly to the social media platform, but in the almost 48 hours that he was with us, it was quite the treat!

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Jay-Z at Los Angeles Premiere Of "The Harder They Fall"
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Celebrities Were Thrilled About Jay-Z Being On Instagram

As The Blast previously covered, Jay-Z made his debut on Instagram with a poster of the Netflix movie, "The Harder They Fall," which he co-produced. True to his nature, the photo amassed over half a million likes.

While his first post wasn't particularly out of this world, his presence on the social media platform broke quite some records. For starters, he became the first person ever to be followed by Beyoncé! The doting husband also only followed his wife.

Apart from the admirable show of love from the couple, celebrities were excited to have him on board. Actress Drew Barrymore uploaded a photo of her and the music mogul hugging at an event and wrote, "Welcome to Instagram Jay-Z."

Stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tracy Anderson, amongst others, also celebrated his arrival.

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Fans React To Jay-Z's Exit

Following the deletion of the "Empire State Of Mind" crooner's page, fans have since taken to Twitter to share their thoughts. One user joked, "Jay-Z got a panic attack from the internet and left Instagram," while another exclaimed:

so are we not gonna talk abt how Jay-Z just deactivated his ig account... U JUST STARTED??!!

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One fan noticed that Beyoncé's following had already returned to zero and joked that Jay-Z stole his wife's phone to follow his account.

Some netizens seem to strongly support his decision to leave Instagram with one user writing, "Jay-Z deleting his instagram after one day is so funny and he's not wrong."

Jay-Z's Instagram debacle comes shortly after he was inducted Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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This year's inductees were hailed as the "most diverse list of inductees in the history of the organization," with the likes of Tina Turner and LL Cool J among the inductees.

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