Rapper G-Eazy, who performed with Britney Spears at the MTV awards on Sunday night and appeared at one stage to be going in for a kiss with the legendary pop starlet before being given the brush off, has carefully cultivated an image as a bad-boy rapper. However, it is safe to say that a grainy new video circulating on Snapchat and Twitter this morning (NSFW), which, in scenes more reminiscent of Wolf of Wall Street than the VMAs, appears to show the hip-hop star snorting cocaine off a woman's breasts, is probably not part of the carefully considered PR exercise.
The video was allegedly shot just hours after the Bay Area artist had performed on stage with Britney on their duet, "Make Me." The performance was widely seen as inferior to that of Beyonce, who preceeded Britney on the VMA stage. In the video, while G-Eazy inhales what appears to be the drug, another voice can be heard saying, "Let me do one with the twenty."
G-Eazy was presumably celebrating his performance with Britney, in the course of which Britney grabbed his crotch. But when the rapper went in for a kiss, Britney firmly shook her head and backed away. The success of G-Eazy's 2015 album, When It's Dark Out, and the standout single, "Me, Myself and I," performed and written with Bebe Rexha, has brought G-Eazy to the mainstream and presented opportunities like the Britney Spears collaboration.
G-Eazy told XXL last year: "This has been the craziest year of my life," he said. "It's been wild, it's been a roller coaster, really. There's all kinds of highs and lows and how you deal with this new-found fame or whatever you want to call it. Sometimes you want to escape it and sometimes it's the funnest thing in the world."