Angela Simmons is likely getting Googled a lot right now. The “Growing Up Hip-Hop” star and daughter to rapper Rev Run is currently fronting media outlets both for bravely baring her bikini body amid a body-image reveal, plus dropping the news that she’s got a beauty line in the works. All this, as a new episode airs.
Angela, 32, posted a preview clip of her VH1 appearance to her Instagram yesterday. 151,000+ views were logged, with Angela swiftly following it with a “built not bought” bikini shot that featured everything from mismatched string swimwear to a headline-making caption – “She’s not perfect,” Angela wrote. There’s been an update.
Angela’s post got raw and honest as the New Yorker went 100% makeup-free and kneeled from her home in a pink and orange bikini flaunting both her curves and – as Angela had outlined – her imperfections. Also shouting out her 2019-founded Purpose App, Angela wrote:
“She’s not perfect , her weight fluctuates, she has her days when she’s not sure … she doesn’t have a 6 pack …. Throughout this all she’s learned to love herself unconditionally… because if she didn’t who would ? She is me . And I am her … My strength is rooted deeper than the surface.”
Following her headline-making post, Angela took to her stories, seen indoors and testing out a home spa – Angela is currently in quarantine with 2016-born son Sutton. Angela appeared solo, first snapping herself zipped up in a blanket, then emerging from her indoor sauna spa session soaking-wet – “I’m literally drenched,” Angela said, adding that it was both “sweat” and “water.”
The conclusion was that it was 100% worth the “investment,” although the DHair Boutique partner and shoe designer seems in a position to be splashing the cash right now.
Angela, who continues to promote the DHair Boutique line she is affiliated with, also has other side gigs earning her cash – a 6.5-million-strong army backs the star on her Instagram. Angela is an influencer for Flat Tummy App, also regularly partnering up with clothing empire Fashion Nova. Her Purpose App also proves popular.
Celebrity followers on Angela’s Instagram are likewise impressive. Rap superstar Nickin Minaj keeps tabs on her, as do cookbook queen Ayesha Curry, “Power” actress La La Anthony, and both Venus Williams and Gabrielle Union.
Angela’s caption yesterday also reached out to others.
“I want to encourage you to love your body. Wherever you stand with it . It’s not easy . But it’s worth it. You are worth it. You don’t have to be what anyone( society) tells you to be. You can be YOU freely. There’s nothing more beautiful than a confident woman ! Built not Bought #BNB #DoWhatMakesYouHappy #WalkingInMyPurpose @purpose_app,” she wrote.
Over 208,000 likes were left. For more from Angela, give her Instagram a follow.