Drake, Jay Z, and more rappers aged AI images take the internet by a storm3 min read
Multiple rappers including Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj have been changed into senior citizens with the help of Artificial Intelligence.
Here is everything you need to know.
AI shows what rappers such as Drake, Jay Z, and more would look like when older
An Artificial Intelligence artist called David Zinyama shared pictures on 23rd May Tuesday of various rappers aging with the help of the tech algorithm.
Some of the rappers include Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, J. Cole, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Usher.
Nevertheless, it is presumed that the program created the renditions either with one or several photos of the celebrities. It further predicted what the transformation would supposedly look like in an unspecified amount of years.
AI shows old versions of rappers pic.twitter.com/wCAPiZ9mWP— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) May 25, 2023
While most of these AI-generated images are hard to believe, some appear to be quite accurate. However, all of them are uncanny.
In addition, this led to many netizens pointing out that some of the rappers seem to be more like other people than themselves.
Meanwhile, the images come a few weeks after Will.i.am said that he wants to protect his face from the new technology. He talked about it when he sat down for an interview with Sirius XM earlier this month.
He said, ‘We all have voices, and everyone’s compromised because there are no rights or ownership to your facial math or your voice frequency.’
Subsequently, he continued, ‘So, forget songs. Banks. People calling up your bank pretending to be you. Forget songs. Just family matters and wiring money.’
The Black Eyed Peas founder went on to state, ‘You’re getting a FaceTime or a Zoom call and because there’s no intelligence on the call, there’s nothing to authenticate AI call or a person call.’
Social media users react to AI-generated photos of rappers when they age
The transformations of the rappers with artificial intelligence were met with mixed reactions.
Additionally, netizens took to the comment section of the post to share their both amusement as well as disbelief after seeing the rappers with a few extra years added to them.
Kendrick looks a bit like pic.twitter.com/7e7xNKtjs6— Steve Rogers (@Capnamerica84) May 26, 2023
One user wrote, ‘Kendrick Lamar looking like a mix between Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman.’
Someone else chimed in to say, ‘Khaled looking like a store owner in Brooklyn.’
A different user pointed out, ‘Beyoncé looks more like LaLa.’
Another user noted, ‘Kanye looks homeless.’
Why do they all look like a mix of Morgan Freeman and Bill Cosby?💀— ABx❓ (@abe_dukuly) May 26, 2023
Old AI Drake looks like he bathes in the blood of he youth and the hate in old AI Ye’s eyes is depicted very well— Beasa (@treegod_) May 26, 2023
That’s not real because drakes skin type would age before every other rapper on this post.— Mr.RichSpirit (@MRichspirit) May 26, 2023
So l, hov looks normal and Kendrick looks like a black version of bill Crosby. Lil Wayne smoked his life away and the others are nobodies