Cardi B Unveiled 'Evil Genius Bardi' Character While Teasing Fans During Instagram Outage

Soulja Boy took the downtime to plug his own social network.

While many social media users were less than thrilled about Instagram and the rest of the Facebook family of apps being down on Wednesday (March 13), Cardi B and Soulja Boy took it as an opportunity to spend some quality time with their fans.

A few hours after Facebook took to Twitter to announce that they were aware of the issues and were working to resolve them -- Cardi B decided that it was time to unveil a “surprise.” “HEY GUYS I JUST DROPPED A BIG SURPRISE ON INSTAGRAM GO CHECK IT OUT !!!!!!!!!!!,” the Bronx rapper tweeted.

But distressed fans quickly responded that the timing was off, tweeting at her messages along the lines of “Instagram broke” and “why are you doing this.” Cardi, ever the prankster, then tweeted again with smirking purple devil emojis. “Just kidding muahahahahahaha EVIL GENIUS BARDI [...],” she wrote.

On the other side, Soulja Boy took it as a chance to promote his own social apps -- in case fans weren’t aware they existed. “Wtf is wrong with Instagram shit not working oh well time to make my own app [...],” he wrote.

The entrepreneur added another tweet confirming that his apps, which have been around since 2016, were working splendidly, “Facebook???? Instagram???? Atleast the Soulja App isn’t down.”

The "Crank That" rapper even shared screenshots of fans chatting on Soulja Boy Official, which is available for iOS and Android, after he tweeted, “Download Soulja Boy Official app we chill here in the SOULJACHAT until Instagram goes back live.”

Instagram’s official account on Twitter announced that the app was back up on Thursday (March 14) morning (“Anddddd... we're back.”). Outages for Facebook and Messenger were also reported yesterday for a total of 14 hours. CNN reported that it is “believed to be the biggest interruption ever suffered by the social network.”