Angela Simmons is likely being Googled a lot tonight. The “Growing Up Hip-Hop” star – whose brave bikini baring made headlines last month – updated her Instagram on Thursday with a power workout. The 32-year-old reality star and daughter to rapper Rev Run was in full sweat mode as she braved upside-down stretches from a suspended swing – the video clocked over 100,000 views in under 45 minutes.
Angela’s hashtag is “Built Not Bought.” The mom of one and Purpose App founder’s video today proved her to be putting her money where her mouth is.
Seen below, Angela’s video showed her solo and kicking off with an indoor bike workout to a track that’s now iconic – rapper Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” was playing, with Angela already dripping sweat as she showed off her snatched gym body in camo-print short shorts, plus a black spandex sports bra – knee-high socks added an 80s finish. The beast mode took on a way more intense vibe in footage that followed, with Angela seen upside down and spreading her legs while hanging from a turquoise swing – the star stretched it all out while grabbing her limbs.
A caption from Angela read:
“Core work , Cardio “ If you don’t jump to put jeans on … Baby you don’t feel my pain” Now Playing !! #BnB #builtnotbought #MyWorkout #spinalstretch ?????.”
Comments from the star’s 6.5 million followers came in fast.
“My ceiling would break,” one fan wrote.
Angela’s fans also more than seemed to know their hip-hop references – “wait til Gotti see this ?” was another comment, with a third user writing: “@ejking21 the savage challenge continues…. but um Angela …. I got the spin bike covered but swinging from the ceiling may be a problem ? let me google that real quick.”
Costume designer June Ambrose wrote: “Verified
I need to get my shit together clearly ??.”
Angela quickly followed her post by a sweat-drenched snapshot of herself post-workout – the star was flaunting her rock-hard abs as she shouted out clothing label Fashion Nova. While not a full-blown ad, the influencing likely earned Angela some cash, per Vox‘s experts.
“Influencers with up to 1 million followers can get $10,000 [per post], depending on the platform, and 1 million followers and up, you’re getting into territory where they can charge $100,000. Some can even get $250,000 for a post!”
Angela is currently fronting media outlets for having announced that she’s following in Kylie Jenner and Rihanna’s footsteps – the star will be launching her own beauty range, with sister Vanessa already having her Sugar Me one.
“I’ve been using samples of my serum that is coming out as well. [And] I have a bunch of masks that I do try out,” Angela said, adding:
“I’m not letting anyone in my house so I’ve been doing everything myself. It’s hard but we’re not going anywhere, so what’s the point. But I do miss my glam squad.”