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Bruh: 8 Hip-Hop Photoshop Fails Starring Your Favorite Rappers

Mr. Shad Moss isn't the only one guilty of a little photoshop fun. 

Bow Wow's latest social media blunder left the rapper-actor at the forefront of Twitter's scathing comical path this week when he shared a fan-flipped image of VIBE's Death Row cover.

Mr. Moss gently reminded fans of his come-up Monday (Oct. 17) with the image. As most hip-hop and Lil Bow Wow fans know, Snoop Dogg took him under his wing before he teamed up with Jermaine Dupri to become a teen sensation. “I was on Death Row at 6. This was the label roster. A fan sent me the pic. It brought back memories,” he said. "Fan sent me the pic its not the original from VIBE I'm like damnit, just took me back I was apart of some legendary sh*t. Blessed.”

Fan-made or not, plenty of rap acts have been guilty of either posting or creating  far-fetched Photoshopped portraits. Here are just a few that made us laugh out loud or roll our eyes.


1. Chris Brown & Tupac

Brown's legacy is bound to down in the history books, but that doesn't mean he's on the same level as Tupac Shakur. In 2015, the entertainer shared on Instagram the final image of the Pac with Suge Knight the night he was shot in Las Vegas...with himself in the backseat. After catching heat for the photo, it was quickly deleted. Also, that MJ pic is something else.

2. The Game & Tupac

Pac fandom continues with The Game. Just two years earlier, the rapper also shared a photo of himself with the legend. This time, the image appeared to show Mr. Taylor as a youth with Pac. With a honorable ode to the rapper for his caption, fans thought nothing of the photo until it was revealed to be fake. Game admitted to VladTV the photo was sent to him by a fan and was his way of honoring the slain artist.

3. Ludacris & Abs 

So this isn't a fail on Ludacris, but a notch for those who slandered the rapper for his CGI abs. Earlier this year, the rapper made his return to music with the single, “Vitamin D.” The video was true to Luda's signature form, with exaggerations and jokes all over, including himself with super-duper tight abs. But it's nothing new really. I mean, have you never seen music videos to "Rollout," "Stand Up" or "Get Back?" It's kind of his thing to be well, animated.

4. Kim Kardashian, North and Kanye West For Vogue

The Kardashian-Wests' Vogue debut was all the talk in 2014. It was not only the couple's first time in the mag, but it was a moment fans got to speculate about Kanye's immortality. Iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz led the shoot, including the photo above that omits the rapper's shadow, giving people a reason to think 'Ye is a vampire. It also allowed fans to add their own pics into the iPad he was holding. We guess everyone won in this fail.

5. 50 Cent & Money

So the money was in the shot, but it turns out it wasn't real. During 50 Cent's bankruptcy trial last year, the rapper explained how much of the cash he flaunted on social media was fake. “Just because I am photographed in or next to a certain vehicle, wearing an article of clothing, holding a product, sitting next to what appears to be large sums of money or modeling expensive pieces of jewelry does not meant that I own everything in those photos,” he wrote, calling the cash "prop money." He added that he was playing up the persona of his rap and troll status. Makes sense to us.

6. Stitches & Allegedly The Game's DMs

The mini-wave of rapper Stitches was more focused on his beefs than raps. In 2015, the rapper found himself in a tiff with The Game after he created a fake digital encounter on Instagram. The act came shortly after his feud with Tyga and false claims of dating the rapper's then-girlfriend Kylie Jenner. The Game would go on to expose Stitches for his actions, reminding us all that photoshop comes in all forms.

7. Meek Mill & Drake/Fab Morvan of Mini Vanilli 

This might've flown under the radar during the Drake vs. Meek Mill war of 2015. Meek Mill's cover art for his diss track towards the rapper was just as painful as the song itself. Keeping up the fraud theme, the rapper imposed Drizzy's face on the body of Milli Vanilli member Fab Morvan. For those who care, the group was exposed for stealing their 90's hit single, "Girl You Know It's True" and would later have their "Best New Artist" Grammy rescinded.  Maybe it was the lipstick or the ghostly OVO logo that took the image over the edge.

8. Boosie Badazz & His Son 

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There's video footage proving the image is real, but it's still a painful photoshopped image. Shortly after his return from prison, Boosie was accused of photoshopping his son into an image during a family holiday hangout. The rapper told TMZ the image was taken by a professional photographer, who really enjoys playing with the programs' settings.


In spite of so many L's there's also some fan pics worth sharing.

Selena Quintanilla & Drake

This would be a pretty cool pairing.

Selena & Tupac 

Many believed this photo was real, but it turned out to be an image of Rosie Perez with the rapper.

Beyonce, Nicki Minaj & Rihanna 

The "Holy Trinity" fad rode high as fans wished for the three to put out music together. Three years later, we're still dreaming.

Patrick Thorendahl (Peeje T) and Rihanna

Peeje T's images are what photoshop fanatics dream of. From images of Amber Rose, Serena Williams and Nicki Minaj, the graphic designer became a hero on social media for his creative portraits.

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Forever 21 Faces Backlash Over White Model Wearing 'Wakanda Forever' Holiday Sweater

It's Ugly Christmas Sweater Season which means all of the corntastic sweaters with your favorite artists and cartoons will appear on shelves. One in particular was quickly removed from Forever 21's website after they featured a white model rocking a Black Panther-themed sweater with the popular saying, "Wakanda Forever."

The debauchery started on Tuesday (Dec. 18) when the retailer's Twitter account shared a photo of the colonizer model in the sweater along with annoying paw print emojis. The sweater, priced at $34.90 was a bit too bright to begin with, but consumers were quickly thrown off at the entire presentation.

It also seems like the model is their go-to guy as he's displayed all over the site. While there was a perfectly able-bodied black male model also on the site, he was reduced to wearing a knockoff of knockoff sweaters that went on sale.

The image might've been taken from the website, but the internet never forgets. See the reactions below.

Screenshots are forever. @Forever21 .

Y'all really put a COLONIZER in a Wakanda shirt.

— This page cannot be reached. △⃒⃘ (@Unaamorcita) December 18, 2018

this sweater just called 311 because Shuri's making too much noise in her lab

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) December 18, 2018

They got a super pale, blond, blue-eyed model in a Wakanda Forever sweater... 🤣🤣🤣

I wanna speak to your advertising department, @Forever21. Someone approved this and thought this was going to work. 😂

— Britain (@sanefacade) December 18, 2018

Not even Wakanda can escape gentrification. @blavity @blackpanther @urbanintellectuals @forever21 #forever21

— Jesuorobo's Thoughts (@Jesuorobo) December 18, 2018

Wow Forever 21 is tone deaf af. Colonizers aren't praised in Wakanda. Try again.

— Iyesha Riley (@Iyeshalovette) December 18, 2018

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Black Eyed Peas And Nas Release Animated Music Video For "BACK 2 HIPHOP"

On Monday (Dec. 17), the Black Eyed Peas released their music video for the '90s- throwback- influenced record "BACK 2 HIPHOP" featuring Nas, off their latest album Masters of the Sun Vol. 1.

The cinematic-like, five-minute visual features each member of the 'Peas with their own scene, where  they spit bar after bar. The colorful video is part-animated and part live-action, and incorporates inspiration from of the golden age of hip-hop as Ancient Egypt meets the Sci-Fi genre.

All three members wear red and black through the first part of the video, while Nas appears as the Great Sphinx of Giza, reminiscent of the look fans may recall from the cover of his album I Am. A young woman lip-syncs the song's hook, which samples Soul II Soul's 1989 classic hit "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)."

While Pasha Shapiro directed the video, reportedly came up with the concept. The hip-hop group was ecstatic to be able to work with the legendary Queens rapper, revealing, "It was 'iLLMatic,' such an honor to rock with NAS. He is such a huge inspiration to our crew!"


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On Wednesday (Dec. 19), the group will be performing the song on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Their seventh album, Masters of the Sun Vol. 1, was released in October and saw the group going back to their old-school roots with political themes.

What are your thoughts on their new music video? Sound off in the comments.

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Viral Stars Daddy Long Neck And Wide Neck Release Single Accurately Titled "Neckst Up"

These days, it pays to have a viral moment. Charles Dion McDowell, known as wide neck after several of his mugshots (and neck jokes) went viral, has teamed up with another unique fellow to make some kind of music together.

On Sunday (Dec. 16), Wide Neck along with Daddy Long Neck, a social media personality with more 1.4 million followers on Instagram, released a music video for the comedy rap song "Neckst Up."

In a nervous soft relaxed tone, McDowell raps, "Shawty lick me up call me up neeeckst Shawty wanna f**k call me up neeeckst / Shawty suck me up call me up neeeckst / Shawty make it clap call me up neckst."

In the video, Long Neck and Wide Neck stroll through the mall wearing t-shirts that read "All Necks Matter," while taking pictures with fans and having an attractive lady entertain them while sitting down on the bench. The leading lady in the video even goes as far as licking the two internet stars with her long tongue.

Since the release of the video, "Neckst Up" has reached over a million views on YouTube. After McDowell went viral, he connected with Daddy Long Neck, whom he shares a similar abnormal body condition.

Check out the video above.

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