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.

For this special edition of Tweets Is Watching, DX put together the best and most memorable tweets of the year.

This year, JAY-Z paid homage to his inspirations, Nicki Minaj spoke out about sexism, and much more.

Cardi B Grabs The #1 Spot

Cardi B was the first female rapper to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist since Lauryn Hill in 1998.

Jay-Z Shouts Out His Inspirations

In his dozen-or-so tweets, Hov also thanked Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Barack Obama and more.

Chris Brown & Soulja Boy Beef


The start of it all.

Disney Announces The Lion King Cast

A star-studded cast featuring Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Eric Andre and more. No Migos though.

Nicki Minaj Speaks Out On Sexism

Do you agree with Nicki?

Diddy At The Met Gala

Diddy lay down on the stairs and allowed Cassie to shine.

Chance The Rapper’s Big Win

Chance The Rapper took home Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance at the 2017 ceremony in February.

Lil B Gets Jumped

Lil B quickly forgave A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and the two settled their issues.

Kendrick Lamar’s Mom Shows Love

Going emoji brazy.

Post Malone Postmates Rich Chigga A Gospel Choir

The choir performed “Glow Like Dat.”

Rich Chigga Postmates Post Malone A Mariachi Band

Returning the gift, this mariachi band performed “Congratulations” for Malone.

Lil B Threatens To Curse Lonzo Ball

Lil B pleads for Lonzo to simply respect Hip Hop.

Solange Speaks Out On Inclusion

Speaking specifically for women of color who are artists.

Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa End Beef

The two reunited at Lollapalooza.

Dj Khaled’s Son Appreciation Post

Asahd was a major key in 2017.

J. Cole Breaks His Twitter Silence

For a thread on Colin Kaepernick and the NFL (plus some love for Cardi B).

Rappers Mourn Lil Peep’s Death

R.I.P. Lil Peep.

Gucci Mane Gets Married

Congratulations to the happy couple.