Chanel West Coast didn’t strip down to a floral bikini just for the hell of it this week. The 32-year-old rapper and “Ridiculousness” star sent mad props to the U.S. servicemen and women serving their country, with the MTV face’s stories today showing her appreciation. Chanel, followed by 3.5 million, reposted a story from character actor and veteran James Salsman – he was posing dressed as a cop with the “No Plans” rapper. When West Coast is in the house, she’s in the house. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo. It comes as Chanel takes the country she was born in and whacks it into the title of her newly-dropped album. Pandemic-planned “America’s Sweetheart,” already bringing West Coast shirtless and lying on a U.S. flag, is all over the star’s Instagram.
The snap, showing West Coast cheekily posing with cancer-survivor James, featured massive pin-up vibes and Chanel rocking curled blonde hair, plus a high-waisted, multicolor floral bikini showing off her killer curves. The caption from James suggested the pleasure was all his – getting to hang out with Chanel, that is.
Keep scrolling for more photos. James’ caption read: “Had the pleasure of being #Onset for one of @chanelwestcoast music videos on @ridiculousness,” adding that he was in the front row with Rob Dydrek “for a salute to #veterans #blessed.”
Chanel, meanwhile, has been busy thanking “Fantasy Factory” face and “Ridiculousness” co-star Dydrek for giving her a job all those years ago. The rapper was hired as a secretary on “Fantasy Factory” in 2009, then transitioning to “Ridiculousness” in 2011.
And she did it with an epic rap, filmed in Daisy Dukes. Check out the video further down.
Earlier this week, the series Chanel stars on featured its multi-faceted host, with West Coast humbly thanking Rob as she rapped: “Shout out to Rob, he gave me a check when a b-tch had no job.”
Chanel has also been extending thanks this year to the man who helped launch her music career. In 2012, rapper Lil Wayne signed West Coast to his Young Money Entertainment company, with Chanel not ignoring him turning 38. As to rapping, Chanel might have a brand-new and super-popular album out, but she’s been speaking out on the backlash she’s faced. Not from fans. From producers.
Speaking on Angela Yee’s “Lip Service” podcast this month, Chanel revealed that producers have actually told her to tone down the rapping.
“I’ve had a lot of resistance as a rapper,” Chanel said. “I’ve had a lot of producers and people tell me ‘Maybe you should sing more.”
“I think that a lot of people were confused, like, ‘why is this girl a rapper’, what’s your struggle, where do you come from,” she added,continuing: “People don’t know that I’ve been rapping since I was a brokea–.”