Raysean Autry, blogger and co-founder of hip-hop website kollegekidd.com, passed away on December 30. Autry reportedly died from complications related to Covid-19. He was 34.
The popular Kollege Kidd Instagram blog amassed over 1.2 million followers.
Autry's twin brother, Rich, who helped run the hip-hop website and Instagram blog, is reportedly hospitalized with Covid-19.
"He passed away on December 29 from Covid pneumonia," his brother PJ Taylor, 29, exclusively told The Sun.
"He had been hospitalized for at least a couple of weeks in Toledo, Ohio. He was 34 years old. We were blindsided by his death. We couldn't even celebrate the holidays. His brother Rich is still in the hospital. They were on the same floor."
Autry's last post on Instagram was dated December 17. Fans flooded the post with tributes to one of their favorite bloggers.
Autry worked as Technical Director and Camera operator for 4 years at WGBU-PBS public station. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2020 with a degree in Telecommunications.
Autry is pictured on graduation day with his brothers Robert (center) and Rich (right).
According to his Linkedin page, Autry and Rich created Kollege Kidd in 2011 to fill a void for unsigned rap talent seeking a space to share their music.
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Fans of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have many questions after spotting what appears to be a baby bottle filled with milk in the corner of Travis's Instagram Story post late Sunday.
"Hi @travisbarker you can't just post a pic of a baby bottle and be like 'Imma just leave this here,'" a fan account captioned a screenshot of the mysterious bottle.
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Reality TV star Kourtney, 42, and drummer Travis, 46, announced their engagement in October after dating for about a year. Kourtney, who has 3 children with ex Scott Disick, is not expecting.
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Kourtney and Travis don't have children young enough to drink out of bottles.
Some IG users assumed that Kourtney's little sister, Kylie, had her baby.
But if Kylie had her baby it would be a newborn -- too small for a 16 oz baby bottle. It's also doubtful that the baby bottle belongs to Kylie's 3-year-old daughter, Stormi.
Internet sleuths who follow the growing adult baby niche online say the bottle in the IG Story looks like an adult baby bottle.
Adult baby bottles (pictured) are sold on Amazon, Etsy, and eBay under unassuming names as novelty items or as gag gifts.
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The bottles are also popular with online communities dedicated to "adult babies", "littles" and "regressors" in search of other adult babies, mommies or caregivers to act out their fantasies.
One woman, who calls herself "Motherly," provides instructions on how to make adult baby bottles out of a 16 oz glass jar and parts sold online.
Walmart sells large silicone Y-cut nipples (best flow for an adult) made by "Little Giant Kidz" for $15.40.
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Once again, Beyonce is not following anyone on Instagram. Her husband Jay Z deleted his IG page after just one day.
The 51-year-old rapper caused a minor frenzy when he joined the platform on Tuesday, but, despite amassing more than 2 million followers, his account was disabled.
During his brief time on Instagram, Jay only followed his wife Beyonce and she followed him back.
His first post featured a movie poster promoting the release of new Netflix western movie, The Harder They Fall.
The film features an all-Black cast, including Idris Elba, Regina King, Jonathan Majors, LaKeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Deon Cole and Damon Wayans Jr.
Jay Z opened up about opening doors for other minorities in an interview with Entertainment Tonight in October.
"I love to be a part of projects that widen the lens. Once it's widened for us, it's widened for Asians. For Mexicans. For everyone.
"[For years], one of the only things on public television was Westerns, every week, and we weren't represented in those at all. In fact, our characters were taken from us. The Lone Ranger was based on one of the characters from this film."
The "99 Problems" rapper serves as a producer for the film - which launched on Netflix this week - and he also produced the movie's soundtrack.
Beyonce's loyal fans say the only person she would ever follow on Instagram is Jesus.
They were wrong.
Jay Z has officially joined Instagram.
The 51-year-old "Dead Presidents" rapper launched his account on the social media platform this week and so far he only follows one page.
Jay - whose profile went live on Tuesday, Nov. 2, already has over 2.2 million followers, including his wife Beyonce. And she is the only person he follows back.
For his first post, the rap star shared a movie poster to promote his new Netflix western The Harder They Fall.
The father-of-5 serves as a producer for the film - which launched on the streaming platform on Wednesday. He also wrote the soundtrack.
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Sources say Jay Z should invest in the Bigen hair dye company since he is their biggest customer.
The rap OG reportedly wears a male unit (lacefront) and uses Bigen to dye his edges gray nearly every week.
They say he wears weave because he's vain and it's easier to conceal his gray hairs.
I guess it's too difficult to ask a narcissist to age gracefully.
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Lil Duval sent a clear message to aspiring female entrepreneurs and side hustlers who flaunt their wealth and material gains on Instagram.
There are an abundance of independently wealthy women on Instagram whose motto is: "Don't depend on a rich man. Become a rich woman."
Women have been doing it for themselves for decades. But social media - particularly Instagram - ushered in a new era of women who show off their wealth to an audience of millions.
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Lil Duval has a message for women who chase dollars instead of men.
On Tuesday, the comedian-turned-rapper tweeted:
"Women been doing a lot of flexing lately which is cool but I don't think most of them fully understand what comes with that. You an easier target to rob."
The Internet was intrigued by Duval's post. Many agreed with his message that women are putting themselves at risk by flossing on social media.
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Britney Spears is taking a well-needed break from social media after announcing her engagement to Sam Asghari, her boyfriend of 5 years.
Britney took to her account on Sunday, Sept. 12, to announce her engagement to longtime boyfriend, Sam.
The mom-of-two assured fans she's not leaving Instagram for good after her account went dark on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
"Don't worry folks... just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement!!!! I'll be back soon."
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Meanwhile, a source tells Page Six, "She's happy and in a great place, and silence can be a powerful thing and a powerful message."
Spears' final Instagram post contained photos of an article titled 'Infusing education with heart', which she captioned:
"I had to repost this so you can see the whole article! Growing up in a world where basically almost everything I did was controlled by someone else... I hope this message gets to people who have been confused or manipulated by a system!
"You're not alone and no... you're not crazy! People need to hear this before it's too late! I've waited 13 years and counting for my freedom! Again... team #FreeBritney you guys f**king kick a**! Love you so much and God bless!"
The pop star rejoiced after her father filed to end his long conservatorship over her last month.
A hearing will be held later this month, according to TMZ.
Today's Hot or Not hunk is fitness coach and lifestyle motivator Jim Seuh. This gorgeous chocolate bar is CEO of Callus Coaching in France. Book your trip to Paris now ladies!
At 6-foot-7 inches, Jim, real name Djibrii Richard, is the tallest of the handsome Kupe Boys.
He went viral in 2018 after posting a video of him and his three friends doing the "Kupe" dance challenge on social media.
Jim, 29, had a girlfriend in 2018, 35-year-old Ghanian actress Juliet Ibrahim. It isn't clear if they're still dating.
Jim's Instagram page is chocked full of photos of his hairless chest and sinewy muscles.
Ladies, is he Hot or Not?
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Kid Cudi apparently deleted his Instagram page after Internet trolls harassed him for wearing nail polish.
On Saturday, Cudi posted a selfie to his social media accounts that showed him throwing up a peace sign. The photo revealed two of his fingers were painted with nail polish.
Trolls slammed his choice in nail lacquer and some hurled LGBT+ slurs in the comments.
The 37-year-old Man on the Moon rapper was quick to clap back, telling his followers if they didn't like his nail polish they can "f--k way off."
He also informed his 2.6 million Twitter followers that he turned off his IG comments after blocking dozens of people.
"Turned my comments off on instagram. Seems people really have a problem w me painting my nails. I got tired of blockin so many accounts. I really need u to understand, if u dont like me doin this or anything I do, please dont buy my albums, dont come to my shows. Fuck way off [sic]."
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Cudi, who is heterosexual, was also criticized for wearing a dress on Saturday Night Live back in April.
Born Scott Mescudi, the "Day N' Nite" rapper welcomed a daughter, Vada Mescudi, in 2010. He dated model Jamie Baratta from 2009 to 2012.
He is featured on Kanye West's much-hyped Donda album.
Rapper Boosie Badazz was kicked off of Instagram again after a slap video he shared went viral.
The scene was shot as part of his "Period" music video featuring fellow rapper DaBaby. The drunkard was hired and Boosie paid him more than $500 to take part in the scene. DaBaby contributed a sizable tip.
Still, the slap looked so violent and authentic that Instagram deactivated Boosie's account for violating its policy.
Boosie's IG was previously shut down after he posted videos of scantily clad women twerking.
Boosie lashed out at Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter.com on Sunday.
"@zuck u just a racist," he tweeted.
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Instagram has taken a significant step toward protecting children and teens from falling victims to depraved adults on the social media platform.
The social media site, which is owned by Facebook, will block adults from direct messaging children if the minor doesn't already follow them.
Instagram announced the new changes on Tuesday.
Minors who follow adults on Instagram will also receive notices if the adult has "been exhibiting suspicious behavior," such as sending "a large amount of friend or message requests to people under 18."
Other prompts will remind teens not to feel pressured to respond to adults who are messaging them, according to the website.
Instagram said in order to make the new changes work, children must provide their real age when signing up for a new account.
"We require everyone to be at least 13 to use Instagram and have asked new users to provide their age when they sign up for an account for some time," the announcement reads. "While many people are honest about their age, we know that young people can lie about their date of birth."
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