Chanel West Coast is literally “America’s Sweetheart” right now. The 32-year-old rapper and MTV face’s brand new album comes with the million-dollar name, with West Coast’s 3.5 million followers likely already-familiar with her grass-set and sheer corset look forming the album’s cover. On Tuesday, Chanel updated with a fresh shot showing she’s America’s favorite girl. The photo, seeing the “Ridiculousness” star lying on a U.S. flag was, however, tinged with a little sadness. West Coast cheers up fast, though. Check it out below.
Scroll for the flag action. Chanel, already mixing music into the global pandemic this year with her now-viral “Corona Rap,” has turned it far more official, with “American’s Sweetheart” including the rapper’s pandemic-penned “No Plans” track.
Today’s photo, coming with a video edit, showed the former “Fantasy Factory” face going full bombshell. Chanel, strewn on a lawn and flag, wore only tiny white satin shorts, with a knotted matching blazer flying the flag for the shirtless finish. A bold red lip and open mouth kept it sexy, but the result wasn’t trashy.
Keep scrolling for the shot. Chanel, whose IG has been swamped by Donald Trump supporters recently after she urged fans to vote in the upcoming November elections, threw out a caption – it looked like she was out to get everyone together.
“I wrote this song during very sad times this year. I wanted to make a song about UNITY and bringing the people together. Hope you like it,” she wrote, then urging fans to “Spread LOVE.”
Chanel is also fresh from opening up just how hard she’s had it as a rapper, with producers telling her to “sing more” and basically rap less. Wasn’t gonna happen.
Chanel, who landed her big music break when 38-year-old rapper Lil Wayne signed her to his Young Money Entertainment label in 2012, recently spoke of her early days. A podcast appearance on “Lip Service” saw Chanel tell host Angela Yee:
“I’ve had a lot of resistance as a rapper. I’ve had a lot of producers and people tell me ‘Maybe you should sing more.”
It’s been gratitude all-around for the “Anchors” rapper, though, with Chanel just this week admitting “Ridiculousness” co-star Rob Dyrdek saved her from being broke.
On Monday, “Ridiculousness” posted a set video of Chanel thanking Rob Dyrdek for giving her a chance all those years ago. West Coast began her TV career in 2009 as a receptionist on “Fantasy Factory,” and has been starring on “Ridiculousness” since 2011.
Choosing to rap as she sat in Daisy Dukes, Chanel sent mad props to Rob, saying: “Shout out to Rob, he gave me a check when a b-tch had no job.”
Chanel’s latest album follows 2019 hits including “Sharon Stoned,” the Western-themed “Old Fashioned,” and 50’s pin-up vibed “Anchors.”