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Last year, Kim Kardashian forever changed the way the world communicates with her game-changing Kimoji app, which allowed her fans to text tiny cartoon images of her crying face, censor-barred chest — and, of course, her infamous derrière, all for less than the price of a Starbucks. In the grand tradition of Kardashian-Jenner enterprises, the app was a huge (and lucrative) hit, and it wasn’t long before other celebrities launched emoji packs of their own; today, Justin Bieber has Justmoji, Amber Rose has MuvaMoji, and Blac Chyna has Chymoji, to name a few.
It’s no question that when it comes to celebrities and custom emoji, business is booming — so why aren’t some of the world’s best-known (and most social media-savvy) stars on board yet? How is it possible that rapper Fabolous — you know, the guy best known for his 2001 single "Young’n (Holla Back)" — has a custom emoji set, but Rihanna does not? Below, I’ve offered up a few dream celebrimoji packs I’d happily pay $1.99 to download. Wouldn’t you?
Picture this: It’s Sunday morning and you’ve got brunch plans, but you had a few too many last night and, well, aren’t exactly in the best shape. Rather than dash off the usual "hungover af, don’t judge my sweats" text, why not use Taylor Swift’s mascara-smeared "Blank Space" face to communicate your current psychophysiological state? Or a tiny image of Tay mom-dancing at an awards show, to show that you’re ready to rally (blinding headache be damned)? And, of course, no Taymoji pack would be complete without an appearance from the pop star’s beloved cats, Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey.
Roommate (or significant other) driving you up the wall again? Let a baseball bat-wielding Beyoncé do all the venting for you. Getting ready for a night out with the girls? If texting your favorite single ladies a bunch of dancing Beys isn’t the perfect way to pre-pregame, I don’t know what is.
Abundant snacks with a side order of awkwardness? You just described Chrissy Teigen to a T(eig) — not to mention 99.9% of most texters’ conversations.
Five out of five frequent texters would prefer sharing an emoji of Britney dancing with a snake at the 2001 VMAs over the standard winky face, according to a statistic I just made up.
The question isn’t when you’d text someone a tiny image of Rihanna twerking on Drake or smoking a blunt, but rather, when you wouldn’t.