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Watch: Kendall Jenner Quits Instagram And Gives An Explanation Why with Ellen Show

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Kendall Jenner suddenly disappeared from Instagram (well, her account rather) and it sent social media, news and media outlets and more into a frenzy. In this special clip, The Kardashians star visits The Ellen Show to explain why she left the popular social app. You would be surprised but it’s actually a good and valid reason.

Check out Kendall’s response above.

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Fly Introduction: Chris Brown and Usher Praises New Dance Duo AYO & TEO

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Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, brothers Ayleo and Mateo Bowles (a.k.a. AYO and TEO) have been dancing and competing at dance since elementary school. Influenced by greats such as Michael Jackson, Usher, Missy Elliot and Chris Brown, the duo quickly developed their own unique brand of dancing and began to upload Youtube videos from their basement and living room.

With zero promotion, and strictly through the power of social media, they began to gain mass appeal by creating and having their “dance challenges” reposted to some of Instagram‘s most popular dance pages. Recognizing this as their main outlet, the younger of the brothers (Teo) created what has become a instant phenomenon and their moniker – “THE REVERSE”. Simply reversing the steps to some of world’s best dance crazes, their Reverse of the “Nae Nae” went viral overnight, on every posted outlet, and received over 150 MILLION VIEWS.

 

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Kicked off by with a number of pics and vids reposted by Chris Brown, the two are now rubbing elbows and sharing stages with the very people that influenced them the most.

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Most recently being invited and flown out to perform by Usher himself, the boys shared the 2016 BET Awards stage with the R&B phenom.

On the map as rising stars, with no place to go but up, be on the lookout for AYO & TEO. They’re NEXT.

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Entertainment

Twitter Will Be Parting Ways With VINE

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Vine will no longer be apart of our Twitter lives…but are we concered? Probably not.

Today, Twitter has announced that it is closing its video sharing doors with the four year old Vine service. As the company did not give a reason why they were slashing the service, on Thursday they announced it was cutting 9% of its workforce following slow growth of the social network.

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Vine reports via the company’s blog:

Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app.

Nothing is happening to the apps, website or your Vines today. We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way. You’ll be able to access and download your Vines. We’ll be keeping the website online because we think it’s important to still be able to watch all the incredible Vines that have been made. You will be notified before we make any changes to the app or website.

What’s next? We’ll be working closely with creators to make sure your questions are answered and will work hard to do this the right way. We’ll be sharing more details on this blog and our Twitter account, and will notify you through the app when we start to change things.

At this point, it’s quite clear that Vine didn’t keep up with the evolving changes especially via Snapchat and IG’s Instagram Stories, plus the 20-second video that you can just simply add to Twitter itself.

Can we say…R.I.P. Vine? Pretty much.

To keep up with any more changes via Vine, stay connected to their official blog for more info.

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Music

Haddy Racks Unveils #Mixtagram Visual Mixtape on Instagram [New Video]

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Bronx songwriter Haddy Racks put a fresh spin on viral music recently with his #Mixtagram Volume 1 visual mixtape, which dropped on his IG at instagram.com/HaddyRacks.
The original seven-video series follows Haddy Racks around NYC as he freestyles to beats from Nas, Tupac, Mary J Blige, Amerie and Cam’ron, as well as his applauded entry into Monica‘s “So Gone Challenge.”
Check out the IG videos and get the audio version below.
Mixtagram Vol. 1 tracklist:
01:1 Dear Momma
01:2 It’s Real
01:3 State of Mind
01:4 Slick Talk
01:5 Can You Be
01:6 Get Money
01:7 I’m Gone

‘Mixtagram Vol. 1’ on DatPiff:

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Singer ALUS Debuts “Naked Pic”, Covers Hits From Alicia Keys & Drake [New Music]

Our favorite singer/songwriter is back, this time with a “Naked Pic” produced by Coastyn. Her fiery red hair isn’t the only thing that changed about her, sporting new sultry peach colored hair Alus takes it up a notch with lyrics like “Only got one thing on… my perfume”. Naked Pic definitely sounds like the next ladies anthem!

Check it out above.

In case you missed it, check out Alus’ spin Alicia Keys’ “In Common” and Drake’s “Controlla”, as she creates the ultimate mashup:

Get “Naked Pic” on iTunes HERE.

@AlusOfficial

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Music

Benny Cassette’s “Entertain Us” Visual Makes Brilliant Use of SnapChat [New Video]

Benny Cassette has released a lyric video for his catchy, critically-praised song, “Entertain Us,” which playfully explores the conflicting parts of our social media-driven culture.

We all know at least one person who uses social media to create a boastful façade, and the memorable hook on “Entertain Us” captures what we all want to tell those people sometimes — “F**k yo’ Twitter, F**k yo’ SnapChat, F**k yo’ Instagram!” The song conveys a powerful message about authenticity and social-media-induced anxiety while still being playful. The featured track is positioned to be one of the hottest songs of the summer and has already amassed 950K plays on Spotify.

The lyric video ironically consists of people from various walks of life singing along to the song…all from video made using SnapChat. It is a fun reflection of the love/hate relationship so many of us have with social media and the virtual insanity that is part of the world we live in.

Just 4 days after the “Entertain Us” video dropped, Perez Hilton shared the song on his site, praising it as a project that, “instantly won our love and praise.” 

Check out the full video above.

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Fly News: Pope Francis Ready To Post His First Selfie, To Make Instagram Debut

The Pope will soon be posting selfies of his own as he is set to join Instagram this week.

Pope Francis is no stranger to the digital world having in the past used new-age means of communications to share his views on a range of topics including climate change and gay marriage. The prefect for Communications, Monsignor Dario Viganò made the announcement on Vatican Radio.

The Pope will use the Instagram handle @Franciscus and will make his debut on the social media platform on March 19th. While Pope Francis has admitted to not being the most technologically savvy, he’s acknowledged the vital role technology plays in everyones lives, and in the past has referred to the Internet as “a gift from God.”

This announcement follows a meeting between Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom and Pope Francis at the Vatican last month. Systrom met with The Pope to discuss the power of images and their ability to “unite people across borders, cultures and generations.” Systrom brought with him a curated book of 10 images that included photos from the earthquake in Nepal, the exodus of refugees from the Middle East, from inside North Korea, and of last year’s Baltimore protests.

It looks like The Pope might agree with Instagram and the importance of images. Be on the look out for Pope Francis’s first official selfie this weekend!

 

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Entertainment Music

Fly Visual: DJ Khaled Delivers A Major ‘Key Alert’ In Yo Gotti’s “Down In The DM” Video

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Dropping the official remix featuring Nicki Minaj, Yo Gotti premieres his new visual to the #1 hit single “Down In The DM” with cameos by Snapchat King – DJ Khaled with Machine Gun Kelly, YG, Rae Sremmurd and CeeLo Green

Check out the hilarious visual, as tempting moments appear in a few DM’s at a bachelor party all the way to the actual wedding ceremony. You can also find Rae Sremmurd coming down the aisle doing the Nae Nae, Dabbin’ along with a few other dance moves.

Khaled then comes in to lay down the law with his famous catchy phrases:

Is she loyal? Is she smart? Is she grateful? Does she have the key to your heart?

Major “Key Alert”! Pre-nup!

The Art of the Hustle due out Feb. 19th. 

Tracklisting

1. “My City” (feat. K. Michelle)
2. “Bible” (feat. Lil Wayne)
3. “Down in the DM”
4. “Law” (feat. E-40)
5. “The Art of Hustle”
6. “Smile” (feat. Timbaland)
7. “Come Up”
8. “Pay the Price”
9. “Momma”
10. “General” (feat. Future)
11. “Imagine Dat”
12. “Bank Teller”
13. “Hunnid” (feat. Pusha T)
14. “Luv Deez Hoes” (feat. 2 Chainz)

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Entertainment Music

SFPL MUSIC: YO GOTTI FEAT. NICKI MINAJ – “DOWN IN THE DM (REMIX)”

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The social media anthem of the year is still in heavy rotation! Today, Yo Gotti carries the song into overdrive with an official remix of “Down In The DM” featuring the Pink Princess herself, Nicki Minaj. The track was birthed from Gotti’s upcoming album, The Art of Hustle.

Adding two verses to the mix, Nicki references Miley saying:

“He said ‘Kylie, what’s good?’ — I said Miley, what’s good? I said could you pay my bills like O’Reilly, what’s good?”

Check it out below:

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Fly Lights: Celebrity Photographer Calligrafist Curates The 366 Photo Series

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Visual artist & celebrity photographer Ismail Sayeed better known as Calligrafist has significantly been on the rise in his respected field. He recently created a photo series highlighting a slew of different artists, celebrities, and lifestyle influences that will continue through out the year of 2016. Show casing individuals of all walks of life and describing each experience via Instagram.

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The series platforms his work and draws in a diversified crowd who can potentially appreciate the motive of his artistry. Take a look at the most recent photos added to the collection. One, featuring SFPL‘s very own Rae Holliday! Let us know your thoughts below:

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Look out for more story lines and dope photo’s from The 366 Photo Series on Instagram:

@CalligrafistPhotography & his main page, @Calligrafist

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Lisa Brittany