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8 Reasons Why 'The Art of Shade' Will Be Your New Instagram Obsession

by Lauren Zima 4:37 PM PST, February 05, 2016
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This Instagram's future's so bright… because it's all shade.

'Theartofshade_' is the ETonline staff's new must-follow account. It's opening our eyes to shade we had never seen before and reminding us of shade we're ashamed to admit we had forgotten. Watch a few of the found footage clips of veteran shaders like Cher, or a moment of throwback shade from 'Destiny's Child'-era Beyonce, and you'll quickly understand why in just a month of existence, 'theartofshade_' has racked up more than 20,000 followers. Here are eight reasons why you need to hit 'follow' now. The only light you'll see here is from your cell phone screen.

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1. The diva shade

Whitney. Mariah. Christina. Not since VH1's Divas (RIP) has media brought these powerhouse rivals together so magnificently. Who shades better than a diva?

πŸ‘€ . . #whitneyhouston #mariahcarey #interview #gay #icons #divas #throwback #mimi #flashback

A video posted by The Archive of Shade (@theartofshade_) on

πŸ˜‚ Mariah vs. Eminem . . #mariahcarey #mimi #eminem #feud #wwhl #mandms

A video posted by The Archive of Shade (@theartofshade_) on

2. The live performance shade

Only a true shadiva (we are TRADEMARKING that) can throw shade in the middle of an octave, and it is a thing to behold.

😁🎢 #mariahcarey #snl

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3. Shade that makes you laugh out loud

Laughter is a universal language and so is shade.

I wouldn't wear it, but for you it's cute πŸ’… #backhandedcompliment #rupaul #dragrace

A video posted by The Archive of Shade (@theartofshade_) on

4. Shade you didn't recognize as a child

Who knew Disney knew shade?

Classic Disney πŸ•Ά #shade

A video posted by The Archive of Shade (@theartofshade_) on

πŸ’…πŸ‘€

A video posted by The Archive of Shade (@theartofshade_) on

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5. Video editing that gives you shade context

Because it's hard to keep track of all the shade.

Justin changed the lyrics to throw a little shade at Kanye #kanyewest #justintimberlake

A video posted by The Archive of Shade (@theartofshade_) on

πŸ˜‚πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄ . . #mariahcarey #mimi #mdna #madonna #english #accent #shade

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6. The throwback shade

Never forget.

Beyonce's face πŸ˜‚. (sorry about video quality) #destinyschild #beyonce #interview #shade #stare

A video posted by The Archive of Shade (@theartofshade_) on

πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚Courtney throwing her compact at Madonna #madonna #courtneylove #vmas (via MTV)

A video posted by The Archive of Shade (@theartofshade_) on

7. The shade you never even knew happened

Why isn't there a history class in shade?

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž . #prince #interview #bet #90s #lipsync #shade #icon #music

A video posted by The Archive of Shade (@theartofshade_) on

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8. One word: SHADERETHA.

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For a helpful reminder on how not to react to shade, watch Miley Cyrus as she soaks in Nicki Minaj's epic VMAs shade in the video below.

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