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 installment of Tweets Is Watching includes Waka Flocka’s internet drama, SZA’s emotional father, Gucci Mane’s high-school reunion and more.
Waka Flocka Has Beef With DatPiff
.@WakaFlocka signing away all your mixtapes just for a quick bag??
— .KP.datPiff (@KPdatpiff) February 27, 2018
Nah, actually i was asking a question. i tried to text ya #.. it bounced. so i asked here.
— .KP.datPiff (@KPdatpiff) February 28, 2018
I waiting my whole career to find out how to get paid of my music without signing to 10 people!!!! All my money came from being Indy 🖕I’m exactly who I say I am a real BIG HOMIE & A walking LEGEND!! #BigOFactz
— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) February 28, 2018
Huh? I’m happy to hop on a call right I’m not mad about shit… i tried to hit you direct, I even Hit Whoo kids man to get ya new smh… I’m free for a call, DM #
— .KP.datPiff (@KPdatpiff) February 28, 2018
Recently, Waka Flocka put all his mixtapes on SoundCloud in hopes of profiting from his streaming numbers. All was well until DatPiff’s Vice President, Kyle Reilly, tweeted at Waka, insinuating he was a sell out for doing so. This enraged Waka who called out Reilly and accused the site of exploiting artists, labeling them “culture vultures.”
SZA Fan Shares Video Of SZA’s Father Crying To “Broken Clocks”
SZA’s dad crying while listening to broken clocks is my forever mood. pic.twitter.com/x2PwSGX2TV
— kiana. (@Iovesephora) February 26, 2018
Really love u daddy . Thank u for loving ME! Forever my favorite warrior ❤️🌹❤️ https://t.co/wFbRlXukdH
— SZA (@sza) February 27, 2018
A SZA fan shared a video to Twitter of the singer’s dad listening to “Broken Clocks” off the critically acclaimed Ctrl album. In the video, her father is emotional, shedding a few tears and calling it his favorite track on the album. SZA responded to her father with an equally sweet message.
Gucci Mane Offers To Pay For 20-Year High School Reunion
This year marks my 20th year from graduating high school in 1998 I want to personally invite anybody who graduated from #McNair aka McNasty aka #BouldercrestHigh to v103 car and bike show to go with me and also I want pay for our 20 yr reunion myself!
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) February 27, 2018
As a 1998 graduate of McNair High School in Atlanta, Gucci Mane is celebrating 20 years since getting his diploma. This week, he took to Twitter to invite all McNair (or, as he calls it, “McNasty”) alumni to the V-103 Car and Bike Show in Atlanta and offered to pay for the reunion.
Lil Uzi Vert Is Missing Pop Tarts
I would say I don’t really care if you cry but I’d be lying, and that’s your line. Miss u 💔
— Pop-Tarts (@PopTartsUS) February 27, 2018
Miss u too 😢 separation hurts so bad https://t.co/BS5vvVZWk6
— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) February 27, 2018
Lil Uzi Vert is evidently missing his favorite food while on tour in Australia. Uzi posted a photo of himself with a caption expressing his love and longing for Pop Tarts. The brand’s Twitter account responded with equal affection, even quoting Uzi’s lyrics in their retort.
Childish Gambino Breaks Twitter Silence
PHAROS New Zealand – Tickets available now https://t.co/9RpmslSman
— donald (@donaldglover) February 28, 2018
Childish Gambino recently wiped out his entire Twitter feed after changing his display name to simply “Donald.” He returned with a tweet promoting PHAROS, his upcoming three-part show in New Zealand.
R. Kelly Reveals “Ignition (Remix)” Was The Original
Never 4get when @rkelly said: "Now usually I don't do this but uh
Go head' on and break em off wit a lil PREVIEW of the remix"
Then gave us the whole song… 😂😂😂https://t.co/X0sVVBZZJc
— MiguelChines2018🇵🇹🇵🇹 (@MChines2018) February 25, 2018
Does that not mean that “the song” is then the remix? Not?
— Urie Trishkov (@bonolo79) February 25, 2018
In a revelation surprising fans across Twitter, R.Kelly noted that his “Ignition” remix was written before the original. The tweets that followed the stars’ confession were a mixture of humor and astonishment with some fans questioning if a song written first can actually be considered a remix.
Travis Scott Calls The Weeknd’s New Album “Scary”
Abel new album is scray. It’s like when I first heard him for the first time. Fuckkkkkk !!!!!
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) March 2, 2018
As fans await the release of Astroworld, Travis Scott praised another upcoming album, this one from The Weeknd. The singer, whose last LP was 2016’s Starboy, hasn’t announced any new projects himself.