This news has almost eclipsed the excitement of the 2015 MTV VMAs for us – Jay Z joined Instagram. We're just sad that we were sleeping (GMT +4) during the few hours that Hov, or @Hovsince96, was active. Yes, Jay Z not only joined Instagram – he quit Instagram too, all while you were sleeping...

The iconic rapper posted just one image – a tribute to the late, great Michael Jackson (whose 57th birthday would have been August 29) before deleting his Instagram account. His wife Beyonce also shared her own tribute to MJ.

Related story: Unfiltered: Kim Kardashian reveals why she doesn't smile in pictures anymore

Earlier this month Queen Bey was dethroned as the most popular person on Instagram, and overtaken by Kim Kardashian West, who now has a whopping 44,725,209 followers and counting.

Lets hope Hov will have another change of heart and join us on Instagram again soon...