Chanel West Coast just doesn’t run out of ways to keep that social media of hers interesting. The 31-year-old rapper and “Ridiculousness” star took to Instagram recently to share flirty snaps from a photoshoot – while the vibe was girly as West Coast posed in pink and against a rose-blush backdrop, the fiesty side was alive and well via a captioned warning.
Chanel’s three photos also marked a minor milestone – the star who has complained that her Instagram fanbase doesn’t leave her enough likes nonetheless racked up some more followers, celebrating reaching 3.4 million.
The quotes are as good as the photos with Chanel. Her shots showed her popping against the pink wall she was posing in front of, also flaunting her fit and curvy frame in an eye-catching sheer pink top adorned with multicolored butterfly prints. Black criss-cross pasties under the short-sleeved shirt had protected the star’s modesty, with further cute accents seen from a headscarf matching the shirt – this was worn wrapped up amid Chanel’s hair bun.
Chanel also wore pink and blue eye makeup coordinating with her outfit, plus sparkly jewelry.
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee ??,” she captioned one of the shots.
The series of snapshots also marked the MTV face’s rising following.
“Ayyy I hit 3.4 milli followers! Love all of you so much! Who been #CoastGang since day 1 tho!? Let me know in the comments! ??,” Chanel wrote as she encouraged her fans to respond. She got her answers.
“I’ve been supporting you since 2013 till the end ? I love you so much as a musician and as a person because you are unique. You inspire me a lot, I love your story and the way you are! ????????,” one fan wrote.
“??? since you was at the front desk on fantasy factory,” another said.
Chanel has been teasing new music, although not everyone has proven a fan. A recent snippet saw a user tell Chanel: “It’s a [little] depressing. But not bad. You should do [some] more upbeat stuff.”
Chanel replied: “There will be a mix of both on my album,” with a wink.
Music from this star definitely isn’t depressing. While the titles “Alcoholic” and “Black Roses” might suggest a down tone, the beats themselves are up-and-coming hip-hop – Chanel keeps the lyrics fresh, often mentioning high-end brands such as Givenchy, with her “Karl” track dedicated to now-deceased Chanel director Karl Lagerfeld.
Chanel’s “Black Roses” track faced its first wave of backlash last month. West Coast honoring the late Kobe Bryant saw trolls accuse the star of profiting off the 41-year-old’s death, something that Chanel clapped back over.
More recently, “Black Roses” saw a fan say they could never “take this broad” seriously”when it comes to her music.”
“Because I’ve been doing music my whole life since childhood. Rapping, singing, dancing, playing piano and violin, etc. Maybe you are too close-minded to grasp the concept of someone you know from TV doing music because you knew them for TV first,” Chanel replied, adding:
“Unfortunately, you do not know me, did not witness every talent show I won growing up, and clearly, haven’t dug deep enough and did your research and listened to enough of my music. Sorry for the novel, but I’m really sick of comments like this. Album coming soon. ‘Til then, catch up.”