Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had his Instagram hacked in the early morning hours of June 5. In place of the NFL's stars' gameday shots and photos of his friends and family, followers were treated to many photos of a woman named Kardelen Toprak and strange video clips in Turkish.
DeAndre responded to the hacking on Twitter, telling his fans that he's working on getting his account back.
"Ig hacked," he wrote. "Be back up soon."
DeAndre not having access to his own Instagram is a real shame. Even when he's off the field, Hopkins' life is dope and you know the rest. He recently hung out with an insane roster of famous folks for an episode of LeBron James' ongoing talk show The Shop. Hopkins was on hand along with Lonzo Ball, Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams, Seth Rogen, Don Cheadle, and Jimmy Iovine. He got to hear firsthand how LeBron felt when Magic Johnson shocked the entire Lakers organization and stepped down.
"My right hand comes to me and say, 'Magic just stepped down.' I'm like man, get the fuck out of my face, you bullshitting. I go check my phone, I look at it, the shit happened. Personally for me, I came here to be a part of the Lakers organization, having the conversation with Magic. So, it was just weird for [Magic Johnson] to just be like, 'Nah, I'm out of here,'" LeBron said in the episode.
Beyond being in the room where it happens, Hopkins has been helping out in his adopted hometown. He donated a gameday check from a recent Texans playoff game to help the family of Jazmine Barnes, a seven-year-old whose murder in a drive-by shooting garnered national attention.