The Myspace Files: Vintage Selfies
A collection of Myspace selfies featuring Omarion, Soulja Boy, Cassie and more.
You are now entering Myspace Files, our new column devoted to scouring dormant pages on The Social Network Time Forgot for vintage photos of our favorite artists hanging out, flexing, and generally being themselves. For our first exhibit we've tracked down a hoard of selfies uploaded between 2006 and 2009, a period in which the proliferation of Apple products and social media led to what historians now classify as the Selfie Renaissance. As you'll see below, famous rappers and singers were just as captivated by mirror shots and the Photobooth thermal vision effect as everyone else. We've included their original captions where applicable. Enjoy.
YING YANG TWINS - 2008
YOUNG L - 2008
OMARION - 2007
"Just having some fun"
SCHOOLBOY Q - 2008
CHRISTINA MILAN - 2008
"Who's that girl?"
SOULJA BOY - 2007
"wanna lick the rapper? (ladies)"
"join me in paradise :)"
IAMSU! - 2008
NE-YO - 2007
TYGA - 2007
"Refer to me as TYZILLA from now on!!!!"
HIT-BOY - 2007
TREY SONGZ - 2007
"Use your imagination ladies ;)"
CASSIE - 2007
"a little bit of me...just bein' me"
"...loves to take pictures"
J. HOLIDAY - 2008
"In black & white so u cant see my Eyes!"
FAT TREL - 2008
TRAVIS PORTER - 2008
"We need every girl to comment this! we need 1000 comments on a pic..."
Ezra Marcus posts selfies on Twitter - @tryna_functi0n