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23 current rap lyrics that are begging to be Insta captions

Words by Alyce Greer

Illustration by Twylamae

“I like those Balanciagas, the ones that look like socks.”

I mean, I don’t know this for sure, but I’m pretty damn certain Cardi B wrote her entire album, Invasion of Privacy as a caption handbook for us. Every single song is full of Insta-worthy lines to accompany our photos of smashed avo brunch, shopping hauls and #ootds.

I’m really happy about this because I spend an obscene amount of time thinking of captions. It’s embarrassing. I write, delete, write, delete, try to be funny, delete, and end up going with a single emoji instead. Sometimes my hands get pins and needles from holding my phone up for too long and I have to have a lie down.

Anyway, we don’t need to do that anymore because Queen Cardi has blessed us with endless #content – here are my favourites. Not a Cardi fan? I’ve got you covered with a whole list of other rap we are universally into at the moment.

1. I like those Balenciagas, the ones that look like socks – Cardi B, ‘I Like It’
Use when: You’re wearing sock boots. Balenciaga, Tony Bianco, same diff.

2. I gotta stay outta Gucci, I’m finna run outta hangers – Cardi B feat. Migos, ‘Drip’
Use when: You’ve got your Gucci belt on, or you’re carrying your Gucci bag, which applies to 99% of females everywhere at any given time.

3. And my bitches with me pretty, too, they look like bridesmaids – Cardi B, ‘Moneybag’
Use when: You’ve got a pic with your girl squad – the standard one where there is nothing particularly groundbreaking going on. Or, when you’re all actually bridesmaids. 

4. It’s my birthday, least that’s what I’m dressed like – Cardi B feat. Chance the Rapper, ‘Best Life’
Use when: It’s your birthday, or you’re just all dressed up.

5. I walked into the label, “Where the check at?” – Cardi B, ‘Get Up 10’
Use when: Your #ootd features an extra faux fur coat.

6. Gave you TLC, you wanna creep and shit – Cardi B, ‘Be Careful’
Use when: You’ve broken up with your boyfriend and you want the world to know you hate him.

7. Came through drippin’ – Cardi B feat. Migos, ‘Drip’
Use when: You treated yourself a new pair of earrings, necklace, watch, ring, etc.

8. Lookin like a right swipe on Tinder – Cardi B, ‘Drip’
Use when: You are feeling your selfie.

9. I said bae issa snack he said issa entrée – Cardi B, ‘Moneybag’
Use when: You are feeling your #ootd.

10. Gotta hit the club, gotta make that ass jump – Drake, ‘Nice for What’
Use when: You’ve had a few too many pre-game shots before da clurb and you’re staging a group photoshoot.

11. Life is amazin’, it is what it should be – Lil Baby and Drake, ‘Yes Indeed’
Use when: You’re looking at a stack of Nutella hotcakes at your favourite café.

12. I only love my bed and my momma, I’m sorry – Drake, ‘God’s Plan’
Use when: You’re shooting selfies live from bed on Sunday morning because you don’t want to get up. Pets permitted.

13. With your phone out, gotta hit them angles – Drake, ‘Nice for What’
Use when: You’re posting a gallery of selfies from all different angles because you couldn’t choose your favourite one.

14. Here, get some haterade, get your thirst quenched – Nicki Minaj, ‘Chun-Li’
Use when: You’re sharing an accomplishment – even if you don’t have any haters.

15. Bentley tints on, Fendi prints on – Nicki Minaj, ‘Chun-Li’
Use when: You’re wearing prints, looking fierce and standing in front of a car. Can be any prints (Fendi, Sportsgirl) and any car (Bentley, Corolla).

16. Sagittarius, so you know I’m an optimist – Nicki Minaj, ‘Barbie Tingz’
Use when: You’re acting like your true zodiac sign. Swap out with your own sign, and your own trait.

17. We live like Sopranos – Migos, ‘Walk It Talk It’
Use when: You’re living like anything but the Sopranos. Bed socks, pizza, face masks encouraged.

18. Take the air out the mall, walkin’ with the sacks – Migos x Nicki Minaj x Cardi B, ‘Motorsport’
Use when: Your friend snaps you blowing your paycheck, shopping bags in hand.

19. I ain’t window shopping today – ASAP Ferg x Elle Fanning, ‘Moon River’
Use when: You snap yourself blowing your paycheck, shopping bags in hand.

20. Ride with the mob – A$AP Ferg, ‘Plain Jane’
Use when: You’re with your whole squad.

21. Ain’t religious, only Christian when it’s Dior – Post Malone, ‘Over Now’
Use when: You’ve purchased an item from Dior and are posting your obligatory Instagram brag.

22. Only time I drive slow is for the paparazzi – Powers Pleasant, ‘Pull Up’
Use when: You’re looking extra in a candid shot that you are so glad your friend took because this is going to go off.

23. I already back for seconds, I ain’t even clean my plate up – A$AP Rocky x Gucci Mane x 21 Savage, ‘Cocky’
Use when: You’ve already posted food once on your gram today, but no one is going to tell you what the f**k to do.

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