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What Your Favorite Black Celebs Looked Like In 2006 Vs. Now

Age ain't nothin but a number.

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1. Rihanna then:

Good girl with boring fashions that was churning out albums every year.
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Good girl with boring fashions that was churning out albums every year.

Rihanna now:

High fashion bad gal who gives zero fucks that we’ve been waiting over a year for Anti.
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High fashion bad gal who gives zero fucks that we’ve been waiting over a year for Anti.

2. Jay-Z then:

Graphic tee: check, ill-fitting suit: check, ridiculous jewelry: check, Grammy: check.
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Graphic tee: check, ill-fitting suit: check, ridiculous jewelry: check, Grammy: check.

Jay Z now:

"I am very rich."
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"I am very rich."

3. Beyoncé

Sasha Fierce took the day off.
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Sasha Fierce took the day off.

And now:

Yaaaasss Beyonce, you look SO GOOD, slay mama!
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Yaaaasss Beyonce, you look SO GOOD, slay mama!

4. 50 Cent then:

G-Unit, rap beefs, large statement diamond rings, and ill-fitting shirts. Oh, what a time to be alive.
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G-Unit, rap beefs, large statement diamond rings, and ill-fitting shirts. Oh, what a time to be alive.

Now:

Bankruptcy hasn't stopped Fiddy from still being the King of "i don't give a fuck".
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Bankruptcy hasn't stopped Fiddy from still being the King of "i don't give a fuck".

5. Soulja Boy then:

Started on YouTube.
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Started on YouTube.

Soulja Boy now:

Ended up on Love & Hip Hop.
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Ended up on Love & Hip Hop.

6. Ciara then:

1, 2 stepping her way through Billboard Hot 100 charts and Forever 21 dresses.
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1, 2 stepping her way through Billboard Hot 100 charts and Forever 21 dresses.

Now:

Being harassed by Future fans for doing nothing wrong, all while slaying in haute couture.
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Being harassed by Future fans for doing nothing wrong, all while slaying in haute couture.

7. Bow Wow then:

An ill tailored superstar.
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An ill tailored superstar.

Bow wow now:

A well tailored former host of 106 & Park.
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A well tailored former host of 106 & Park.

8. Kanye West then:

The king of cheap looking expensive clothes.
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The king of cheap looking expensive clothes.

Kanye West now:

Still the king of cheap looking expensive clothes, but now he’s making them, with no colors, or smiles.
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Still the king of cheap looking expensive clothes, but now he’s making them, with no colors, or smiles.

9. Drake then:

Wheelchair Jimmy.
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Wheelchair Jimmy.

Drake now:

You-might-need-a-wheelchair-after-getting-a-glimpse-of-my-glow-up-Jimmy.
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You-might-need-a-wheelchair-after-getting-a-glimpse-of-my-glow-up-Jimmy.

10. Lil Wayne then:

Confused.
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Confused.

And now:

Still confused
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Still confused

11. Kelly Rowland then:

Dressed like she sings like Michelle.
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Dressed like she sings like Michelle.

Kelly Rowland now:

Dresses like she sings like Beyonce.
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Dresses like she sings like Beyonce.

12. Snoop Dogg

Looks like he smokes from a blunt.
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Looks like he smokes from a blunt.

Snoop Dogg now:

Looks like he smokes from a vape.
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Looks like he smokes from a vape.

13. Ludacris

Put more energy into his raps than his outfits.
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Put more energy into his raps than his outfits.

Ludacris now:

Puts more energy into his outfits than his raps.
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Puts more energy into his outfits than his raps.

14. Jamie Foxx then:

A denim on denim nightmare.
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A denim on denim nightmare.

Jamie Foxx now:

Better.
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Better.

15. Idris Elba then:

Fine as hell.
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Fine as hell.

Idris Elba now:

Still fine as hell.
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Still fine as hell.

16. Serena Williams then:

Going to prom.
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Going to prom.

Serena Williams now:

Going to whoop that ass on the court, the red carpet, life, you name it!
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Going to whoop that ass on the court, the red carpet, life, you name it!

17. Pharrell then:

All about the pastels.
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All about the pastels.

Now:

All about drinking youth potions, because he hasn't aged a day.
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All about drinking youth potions, because he hasn't aged a day.

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