Remember when Jay-Z said “I’m planking on a million” or “F**k hashtags and retweets?” The legendary artist has always been hip to the world of social media, despite only having a slightly active Twitter account. He’s still privy to today’s social media-based superstars with a recent meeting with popular comedian Haha Davis.
Davis posted a photo of the two Thursday (March 22) during their lunch meeting, leaving his peers like Shiggy, B. Simone, DC Young Fly and Supreme Dreams congratulating him on his latest move.
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Perhaps Jay does have a secret Instagram account or a finsta after all. The rapper briefly had an Instagram account in 2015 and deleted it after posting a tribute to Michael Jackson on what would’ve been his 57th birthday. Meek Mill later explained that the 4:44 creator had an accurate viewpoint of social media.
Jay Z once told me this social media world was created for people that wouldn’t even speak if they wasn’t present …. For people that was scared to approach a male/female and hold a conversation if they wanted to a number or ask to go on a date! He also said you can’t speak truth on here because this is the fake people world and they gone hate you for that.
On the upside, many young creatives of color have made the platform work in their favor. Davis, who recently posted one of his hilarious in-thought videos with Will Smith, kicked off his comedy journey in 2013 on the now-defunct site, Vine. From there, he met Snoop Dogg who he cites as his mentor leading to his “Big Fella” signature flowing through Chance The Rapper’s Grammy-winning project, Coloring Book.
Since then, life has been good to Davis with recent appearances at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest 2018 and The BET Social Media Awards. As for Jay, life has remained lovely. On Wednesday (March 20), The Blueprint was one of 25 albums entered into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.