During an interview with Bootleg Kev, Swae Lee has opened up about how his nude pic went viral on his IG Story back in December 2018. The rapper said that he was actually trying to take a photo of his new stomach tattoo.
He explained, “I was trying to show my tattoo one time a couple years back. I was in the bathroom just making a video and it was from a weird angle like from the top. It was like right in between. The h*es like, ‘We can’t tell if it’s long or short.’
He continued, “I’m in the Hills — I’m in an Airbnb, just got the tattoo. I’m trying to see what it look like recording. This is when Instagram just changed. I’m getting ready to go somewhere I’m in the bathroom. It’s a button it don’t even ask you if you want to post this! It just goes to your Story.”
He added, “The sh*t is circulating on and I’m doing my normal activities. This is like a 15-20 minute process of me going from the bathroom to the car. I’m driving around the Hills with no service. No idea what’s going on. Everybody start hitting me, ‘Swae, your d*ck is online.’ I get away from my Airbnb more toward the city now and it’s like 10 minutes later and yeah my sh*t was on there. It was late at night so I knew by morning this sh*t was gon’ be viral.”