Chanel West Coast just got told she’s “not a snack” but “the whole dinner.” The 31-year-old rapper and “Ridiculousness” star dropped her bombshell swimsuit body on Instagram last night for a reminder that milking social media is an art she’s nailed to a T. The “Sharon Stoned” rapper, whose YouTube fitness videos kicked off earlier this month, was flaunting her smokeshow figure as she earned herself a little cash by honoring her Fashion Nova partner status.
When the bathing suit matches the wallpaper, it’s going to get noticed.
As were the fans. Keep scrolling for the photo that’s now clocked Chanel over 98,000 likes – and this is a star who complains that she doesn’t get enough of them. West Coast’s photo showed her bronzed and goddess-like as she posed in a skin-tight, plunging, and leaf-patterned swimsuit that directly echoed a likewise-leafy backdrop. The LOL Cartel founder had gone full bombshell with curled blonde hair and thick-lashed, closed eyes – a caption kept it simple as the “Black Roses” rapper shouted out affordable clothing giant Fashion Nova: “Kind of obsessed w/ this swimsuit from @fashionnova ?? FashionovaPartner.” Scroll for Chanel’s fully topless “dodging corona” snap.
Chanel’s 3.4 million followers can be demanding. Alongside having countless fire emoji thrown her way, West Coast also found herself subject to a request: “Damn???? should’ve gave us the back view ???,” one fan wrote.
An overwhelming number of fans shouted out “No Plans” – that’s the rapper’s latest track, released amid the global pandemic. Chanel’s COVID-19 shout-outs have proven a big deal so far, with her “Corona Rap” going viral, and early parts of the pandemic seeing the star go fully topless in a leather-strapped, pasties getup to write: “Just out here, dodging corona, like.”
No #ad is used in Chanel’s shout-outs to Fashion Nova, however with both a partner and celebrity status, it’s largely accepted that Chanel is netting some top-up income from her influencing. Experts over at Vox have thrown out suggested earnings, with pay on Instagram correlating with following.
“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!”
Chanel’s chameleon look is the standard, with everything from peroxide-haired dominatrix to cowgirl Western redhead logged on her Instagram. While this month brought Chanel in 50’s pin-up style as she stunned in a yellow-and-white polka-dot bikini, not all swimwear updates from the star go down well. The end of April saw Chanel clap back after makeup-free photos of her in a pink bikini poolside had fans calling her face both “puffy” and like it was “on steroids.”
“What did you do to your pretty face?” a popular comment read, with West Coast firing back: “Lmao nothing,” she wrote.