Instagram purge

Stars lost millions of fake followers after Instagram went on a house cleaning rampage yesterday in what is being called the great Instagram purge of 2014.

Celebrities such as singer Rihanna, socialite Kim Kardashian and rapper-turned-pastor Ma$e lost millions of followers as Instagram deleted bogus and spammy accounts (ie., accounts that were purchased to pad user follow counts).

The hardest hit celeb was Senegal singer/songwriter Akon Thiam who reportedly lost 3 million followers on Thursday.

Instagram purge

Reality TV personality Draya Michele (pictured above) lost 300,000 followers. No one was safe on IG yesterday. Even media mogul Oprah lost 100,000 followers, although it's doubtful she purchased the accounts herself.

Instagram warned users of the destruction that was to come. But many celebs didn't get the message until it was too late.

Reality TV personality and flop singer Porsha Williams took her Instagram page private in hopes of concealing her follower loss.

From the NY Post's Page Six:

On Thursday, we noticed about 1.3 million of Kim Kardashian’s vanished. Rihanna’s decreased by about 1.2 million. Katy Perry’s went down 300,000. Even Oprah lost 100,000.

“It’s bad for a celeb for many reasons,” Heller said. “It’s embarrassing,” plus “they also could lose lots of money.”

Brands pay up to $100,000 for posts and negotiate fees based on followers. Bravo’s Andy Cohen tweeted, “I lost 20k followers in the #InstagramPurge .?.?. Twitter

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Naw Pastor Mase's lost was the most embarassing. NiNigga was so embarassed he shut ALL social media accounts down :haha: :rofl:

  • SummerBaby

    Why that pic of Rihanna tho :rofl:

  • Smokie

    Is Beyonce on Instagram? Did her followers drop?

  • Time to Waste

    I know who still over 20 million though :tea:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Some ppl create alt accounts just to curse these celebs out. May not have all been prchased.

  • Time to Waste

    Smokie; see #4

  • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

    When I wrote about this last week, I got dragged but I feel good now! Bloop! :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

    :wave: Good Morning Sandra and the Rose Garden :hug:

    What we talkin' bout? :popcorn:

    Taken, I heard your boy Young Berg on the Breakfast Club this morning, sound like he got his shyt together to me, but I missed the part about being a booty bandit :shrug: he one of them booty bois? :thinking: He did talk like he take it both ways :shrug:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    :hailnaw: Is people are really about that IG life (Rhianna) then it hurts only a smidge. They can get them again or nah :shrugs: but people like Kim K who have follows but also pay to have them :ha:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Time I was try-yeeeng to act like i aint see charla-mange with that keyshia kaoir lipstank on and here you go bringing it to the blog :angry:

  • SummerBaby

    Some ppl create alt accounts just to curse these celebs out. May not have all been prchased.
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    I swear I don't understand folks that do this. :no:

  • Blanche Devereaux

    User Friendly says:

    Some ppl create alt accounts just to curse these celebs out. May not have all been prchased.
    ..........................
    I see it all the time. Its weird and sick in my opinion.

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    When I wrote about this last week, I got dragged but I feel good now! Bloop!
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    on this very blog ..they said your story wasn't official :crying1: that you didn't do the drop down button education

  • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

    Yeah I lost 3 myself.. :rolleyes: :tea:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Most people lost about 3-4% of their followers. Those with over 10% lost paid for their followers :yes:

  • Blanche Devereaux

    talkingwithtami says:

    When I wrote about this last week, I got dragged but I feel good now! Bloop! :tea:
    ...................

    I believed you. This purchase mess has been going on for years. Since myspace at LEAST.

  • Time to Waste

    Bey had 22 million lost under 800K at 21.2 million.
    Not Bad enough to make the post.
    You know if it was a huge number she would have made it :lol:

  • Blanche Devereaux

    @Wut I lost 200 :rolleyes: My page been private for 6 or more months though so IDEK where these folks came from. Had to be from when I first started my page.

  • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

    :facepalm: somebody shake that shyt OUUUT OF TIME TO WASTE PIC Pleasse!! just tilt it over and shake until it falls out...

  • SouthernBeauty

    smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Take it down Time Waster!! :angry: :mad:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    All are welcome – hoes, bishes, queens, trannies, whoever :yes:
    __________________
    You say we welcome welcome welcome?? :dead:
    Watch out now :stop: Queen Latifah voice “Who you calling a Bit**??? :huh: :rofl:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    talkingwithtami says:

    When I wrote about this last week, I got dragged but I feel good now! Bloop! :tea:
    ________________

    You were right! :thumbsup:

  • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

    Blanche Devereaux says:

    @Wut I lost 200 :rolleyes: My page been private for 6 or more months though so IDEK where these folks came from. Had to be from when I first started my page.
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    Wow! I only have family and a few friends on mine.. So John Jill and Becky Rando that I lost... :shrug: didn't bother me a bit...

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Time Waster will NOT take my picture down :stop:
    we showing you what real BOSSES look like

  • Vanna is the root of all evil

    now i had always heard of ppl paying for instagram followers. Some one approached my mentor to do the same. u gotta think as to why some ppl got so many followers. Its like, what u do for a living as to why this many ppl would take an interest in you. Ex. Porsha or some of these u tube makeup gurus who can only do make up on themselves :rofl:

  • Time to Waste

    somebody shake that shyt OUUUT OF TIME TO WASTE PIC Pleasse!! just tilt it over and shake until it falls out…
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    :rofl:

    He posted it

  • Unshakable

    @Wut,

    I love you hairstyle in your gravi. Your hair looks thick and healthy. :thumbsup:

    @topic,

    At the end of the day, these starruhs are still stacked, so..... :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    Draya. :hearts:
    :jack:
    :phew:

  • Time to Waste

    Hi Sandra!

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    He posted it
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    Well I wanted to show off my lipstank :kiss:

  • Uyanda

    Is the “S” in Mendeecees silent? I’m asking for a friend.
    ______________
    why i been sitting here trying to say it without the S??? HOW YOU DO THAT?

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    Yandy pronounces it without the “S” so I’ve been wondering if she’s saying it wrong! Lmao!! My niece calls him Mercedes. I’m like “ain’t that a girl’s name?

    @Vanna, Yands has a classic case of ‘the stroke is worth the stress’ syndrome! She thinking of all the times that things made her toes curl, and she can’t see past that! It’s a real condition too!

  • Blanche Devereaux

    hold on somebody tell me how to put my gravi up again....i forgot to do it yesterday

  • Uyanda

    Auntie, Rih's the creative director of Puma, you really should have used a better picture.

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Yandy got Daffy Duck speech syndrome so o wouldn't go off her :lol:
    She's a cute girl now though :heart:

  • Time to Waste

    Well I wanted to show off my lipstank :kiss:
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    :rofl:

    God I love you!

    So I got a whole tube of cookie cutters.
    :sigh: Why my son want to make dino cookies to leave for Santa?
    You know I'm gonna do the traditional and make a dozen dino cookies !

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Blanche showing signs of alzheimers. Told yall she wasnt no 23 :nono:

  • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

    Time to Waste says:

    somebody shake that shyt OUUUT OF TIME TO WASTE PIC Pleasse!! just tilt it over and shake until it falls out…
    ————————-

    :rofl:

    He posted it
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    :waiting: and youuu perpetuating the fukkery or nah... :rofl: Det ninja been on pintrest learning how to make lipstick out of crayons again... :smack:

  • Uyanda

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha MisTaken, I just pictured Duffy damn duck! Lmao!!!

  • SummerBaby

    She’s a cute girl now though :heart:
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    She sure is because those old pics of her :eek:

  • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

    Blanche Devereaux says:

    hold on somebody tell me how to put my gravi up again….i forgot to do it yesterday
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    the link is under leave a comment. Click the Gravatar link go to my gravatars and add new image and your there..

  • Vanna is the root of all evil

    Yandy pronounces it without the “S” so I’ve been wondering if she’s saying it wrong! Lmao!! My niece calls him Mercedes. I’m like “ain’t that a girl’s name?
    @Vanna, Yands has a classic case of ‘the stroke is worth the stress’ syndrome! She thinking of all the times that things made her toes curl, and she can’t see past that! It’s a real condition too!

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    its sad bc she has kids. Last night i sat in disbelief of her throwing him a welcome home party. Really? Did he serve for our country? You throwing this nig a party like he aint been locked up for bout a year. Thats why she cant get a great man her mentality is kinda jacked up...

  • Unshakable

    @Blanche,

    Pay User no mind......she.cuttin up cause it's friday! :rofl:

    To answer your question, upload a gravi to gravatar.com.

    From there it will aak you which e mail addy do you want to use this gravi for

    Select the e mail addy you used for sandrarose.com

    Your new gravi should appear within 20 minites or less

  • Vanna is the root of all evil

    Yandy got Daffy Duck speech syndrome so o wouldn’t go off her :lol:
    She’s a cute girl now though :heart:

    ---

    i always hate her outfits

  • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

    Thanks for those that believed me! Love You Roses! :danban1:

  • Uyanda

    Hahahahahhahahaha Van, I pipped that! He walked up that stage and I cringed thinking "please don't let them yell speech! Speech! Speech!" That man looked like he don't wanna be there! I felt bad for Yandy!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Well I wanted to show off my lipstank ?:kiss:
    _________

    Bish you tried it. My boo ain't no tranny :cuss: I'm feeling like Man. Yall will not besmirch my baby :angry:

    He looked good in that lipstank. I should tweet him the lyrics to Purple Kisses :yes:

    :listen:

    I love it when you put them Pretty lips on me :kiss:
    Purple kisses purple kisses
    He :kiss: me from my head down to my feet
    Purple kisses, purple kisses

  • SummerBaby

    its sad bc she has kids. Last night i sat in disbelief of her throwing him a welcome home party. Really? Did he serve for our country? You throwing this nig a party like he aint been locked up for bout a year. Thats why she cant get a great man her mentality is kinda jacked up…
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    I'm not gonna front I've been to one or a few of these types of parties :tea:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Amber & blk china look like two middle age hussies on that supper club stage. A fuggin messy mess!

  • SouthernBeauty

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    Michael Jackson said it best before he died. " It's all an illusion"

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    She’s a cute girl now though
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    Guess she better thank God for money. Because before the expensive hair and clothes... she was....well let's just say if she would of been a morning glory, her feelings would been hurt.

  • luVn_liFe…

    :newpost: Kummode look alike! :newpost:

  • SouthernBeauty

    Well Roses I will see you all on Monday. I have work to do. It's been fun! Tootles

  • pointhimout

    ok, so that's why the celebs I was following had a lower count. I thought my IG was hacked. Hell, all I have is 73 followers, so who the hell would hack me?

    I was following that Earl Hayes guy, Eva the Diva, and Taylour Paige from Hit The Floor, and rapper Drag On. I was no longer following any of them as of yesterday cuz I was removed as a follower.