Twitter: home of Lil B curses, the occasional Kanye West rant and where trigger fingers turn to … you know the rest. Over time, rap has made its presence known on Twitter while providing artists with a platform to directly connect with countless fans now at 280 characters at a time. Our favorite artists, entertainers and influencers use the site as an outlet to vent without a filter, as well as to promote their latest work. With 330 million monthly active users to interact with, feeds can sometimes get overwhelming, which is why HipHopDX curates a list of the week’s best and most memorable tweets from the Hip Hop world.
This week, Colin Kaepernick shares a message from Meek Mill, Post Malone clarifies his controversial statements about Hip Hop and much more.
Colin Kaepernick Speaks With Meek Mill
Spoke to Meek Mill & he wanted ppl to know regardless of his unjust situation, he’s in good spirits & humbled by the support the people have shown him. We'll continue to fight against the harsh sentencing practices that have affected Meek & millions of other POC for generations.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 20, 2017
Colin Kaepernick continues to fight for social justice with his support for Meek Mill, and updates fans with Meek’s well-being.
Post Malone Clarifies His Controversial Comments On Hip Hop
from posty. love ya. pic.twitter.com/L7rfHFkgjL
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) November 23, 2017
it's crazy that after all this time im still being questioned. suck my fucking dick i don't have to explain shit. i do this shit because i love to do this shit.
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) November 21, 2017
21 Savage Calls Out “OG Rappers”
— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) November 21, 2017
21 Savage caused a mini uproar when he posted a Twitter rant about “OG Rappers” judging the new generation. Read the story here.
Vince Staples Believes Big Fish Theory Deserves A Grammy
Big Fish Theory is electronic album of the year @GRAMMYAdvocacy.
— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) November 17, 2017
Plot twist: A Grammy for Electronic Album of The Year.
YG Responds To Donald Trump’s Tweet
Played yo dumb ass https://t.co/5pAUUVCFRs
— YG (@YG) November 19, 2017
Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
Russell Simmons Issues Statement Regarding Sexual Assault Allegations
Statement of Russell Simmons in Response to LA Times Article. pic.twitter.com/iwT7Wy3SoY
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) November 19, 2017
Russell Simmons was recently accused of sexual assault by model Keri Claussen Khalighi who alleges the Def Jam Recordings co-founder raped her in 1991 when she was just 17.
Nipsey Hussle & Lauren London Split
@LaurenLondon and I had a dope relationship and made a Beautiful child. we are deciding to separate and raise our Son together as the main priority. This was A mutual choice and We will function with each-other as family w love and respect.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) November 22, 2017
Love. That’s it.
— Lauren London (@LaurenLondon) November 22, 2017
Happy to hear that Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London’s break up ended on good terms.
Rappers React To LA Times Article On Charles Manson
Yall bogus. Dude been Charles Manson – Evil, racist, conspirator/murderer my while life. Now he “CHARLIE Manson – Human cult leader”? https://t.co/dCWkxsopa8
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) November 21, 2017
Y’all Outta line. https://t.co/0hEZZQOzrJ
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) November 20, 2017
The LA Times ran an article essentially glorifying cult leader Charles Manson after his death. The tweet headline for the article was titled, “The human side of infamous cult leader Charlie Manson.”
FREE 6LACK Goes Gold
and i️t was only a mixtape 📀🎈 thank you pic.twitter.com/ppXjYOHlFL
— bear (@6LACK) November 20, 2017
Congratulations on the big year 6LACK.
Kendrick Lamar & Swae Lee In The Studio
You can't prepare for what's coming ✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/wHbN6XQfKK
— Swae Lee Lee Swae (@goSwaeLee) November 22, 2017
The fans are ready!
Lil Jon Confirms He’s Alive & Well
— LILJON (@LilJon) November 23, 2017
Where is @LilJon? Is he “OKAY”?!
— austin nelson (@austinCLGnelson) November 22, 2017
Thanks for the update, Lil Jon!