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 YFN Lucci wondering aloud about his sales, Ski Mask The Slump God’s big medical announcement and Lil Xan’s ongoing issues with Tupac fans.
YFN Lucci Questions His Album Sales
First album sold like 20k copy’s first week my shit too hard ion get this new rap shit my shit suppose to did 100k lol
— IG: YFNLUCCI (@YFNLUCCI) March 20, 2018
YFN Lucci’s debut album, Ray Ray From Summerhill, isn’t selling as he expected. His mentions were full of advice after he took to Twitter to complain and look to his fans for answers.
Ski Mask The Slump God To Undergo Surgery
I Stunted My Growth And Got Some Type Of Fat Boy Disease And Have To Get Surgery Over My Heart On My Chest Been Avoiding This Since The Start Of My Career , Checking It Out Today With A Positive Mind Pray For Me
— $ki Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) March 21, 2018
Though we don’t quite know what “Fat Boy Disease” is, we know it’s serious enough that Ski Mask the Slump God will require surgery.
Lil Xan Responds To Haters Mocking His Police Escort
Lil Xan got a message for y’all who think he was p*ssy for having the cops escort him away from 20 angry Tupac fans who were tryna jump him pic.twitter.com/BKA5NoL3hv
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) March 17, 2018
Lil Xan addressed the haters who came at him for having the police protect him. He wants us to know he’s “not a gang rapper” and “not all cops are bad.”
SahBabii Previews New Music
Squidrific 🐙 pic.twitter.com/nI0Cj3vv2S
— King Squid 🐙 (@SahBabii) March 23, 2018
SahBabii, best known for 2017’s “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick,” played a preview of his new music in a video that consisted of him flashing his jewelry.
Lupe Fiasco Defends Himself After Criticizing Black Panther
Explain to us the correlation between giving BP an A- & failing black as a whole?
And why doesn’t the black media just come out and say we don’t like Lupe fiasco because he called Obama a terrorist instead of doing all these logic gymnastics?
— DROGASLight Out Now! (@LupeFiasco) March 22, 2018
Twitter has been on Lupe Fiasco’s case after he shared a video critiquing the popular Black Panther film, calling it “overrated. The opinionated rapper stands by his statements and believes the hate towards him is misdirected.
Adam22 of No Jumper Issues Statement Regarding Rape Allegations
— adam22 (@adam22) March 23, 2018
Fans typically turn to Adam22, real name Adam Grandmaison, for jokes and new music. On Friday (March 23), the No Jumper founder hit Twitter on a much more serious note by addressing a rape case he is currently fighting.
YG Responds To Tekashi 6ix9ine
I WANT ALL THE SMOKE.
— YG (@YG) March 23, 2018
— YG (@YG) March 23, 2018
Until this week, YG remained silent while other rappers questioned 6ix9ine’s gang ties. Now, the Compton native is no longer holding his tongue after 6ix9ine fired shots at him on The Breakfast Club. An Instagram video and several Tweets later, it’s officially beef.