Reginae Carter was amused to discover that Instagram thinks her heritage is 97% pigeon today. The 21-year-old daughter to rapper Lil Wayne – known for her “Growing Up Hip-Hop” appearances – has largely kept things somber on her social media as the aftermath of black man George Floyd’s murder sweeps the U.S. Reginae, whose lengthy Instagram post exactly seven days ago saw her waking up “in tears” observed the platform’s #TuesdayBlackout. Thursday brought a little relief in a touching and harmless way as Carter played around with a filter.
Keep scrolling for snippets from the stories. They kicked off with Reginae at home and goofing around – the SavagexFenty ambassador announced: “Looking for 100% black and I get this…lol,” with cry-face emoji used as the footage showed a calculator zooming through heritage possibilities – “Find our your genetic heritage” was the intro as options included 82% Swedish, 79% Russian, 74% Malaysian, and, in an amusing moment, the filter’s conclusion. Yup, IG was throwing 97% pigeon at Reignae.
Keep scrolling for the pigeon reveal. It does, however, follow a far more serious take on #BlackLivesMatter as a black screen merely showing prayer hands and George Floyd’s name opened: “Woke up in tears because this ain’t right !!!! I don’t usually speak on our crooked system but I have a father , 3 little brothers & cousins that are Black Men trying to live in this dangerous world . I ask you all to pray and take action !”
Switching to caps, Carter continued: “WE ARE MAD , WE ARE FED UP , WE WANT TO BE TREATED EQUAL & WE WANT RESPECT AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT! This was cold blooded murder and justice shouldn’t even be a question ! We gotta come to together and love on each other because we witness EVERYDAY that we all we got !!”
Reginae going dark for #BlackoutTuesday saw her join a slew of celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashiah, plus fellow “Growing Up Hip-Hop” face Angela Simmons.
Reginae has carved herself out quite the career – and her recent “securing the bag” saw her do it Hermès-style. Carter now fronts Rihanna’s SavagexFenty line also promoted by summer 2020 SavagexFenty face Megan Thee Stallion and “Basketball Wives LA” alum Draya Michele. Reginae’s Instagram also includes Flat Tummy promos, Fashion Nova looks, plus regular reminders of “Friends & Family Hustle.” Carter’s IG, followed by 5.1 million, is also kept tabs on by celebrities including Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Amber Rose, and B. Simone.