Jay- Z has officially joined Instagram for the first time . He created an account on Nov. 2 and already racked up 2 million followers overnight. His first post on his page was to promote his upcoming film, The Harder They Fall, which he produced, which stars Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba and Regina King. He featured the Western film poster, while on his Story, he posted countdown until of the release date .
Beyoncé shared her husband arrival on Instagram, as she reposted his countdown to her own Story. Jay Z is the first person in the world to be followed on Instagram by Beyoncé. Since she created the account in 2012, she hasn’t followed anyone.
The project holds special meaning for Jay-Z. He reflected on the importance of representation in Westerns, which have largely whitewashed the history of real-life Black cowboys onscreen, at the film’s premiere last month. “I love to be a part of projects that widen the lens,” he told “Entertainment Tonight.” “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,” Jay-Z added. “In fact, our characters were taken from us. The Lone Ranger was based on one of the characters from this film.”
The film The Harder They Fall is now steaming on Netflix.
On Oct 30th Jay -Z was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame . The induction makes Jay-Z one of the few solo rappers to ever be included in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, alongside artists like the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur and fellow 2021 inductee LL Cool J.