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 idk’s claim that he’s the official 10th XXL Freshman and Lil Yachty acknowledging being hacked.
idk Says He’s Thte 10th XXL Freshman
There was only 9 XXL freshmen this year, but I just officially took the 10th spot! Dropping my freestyle tomorrow!
— JAY IDK (@IDK) June 27, 2018
idk trolled a lot of his fans when he claimed to be the 10th rapper on the 2018 XXL Freshman list. The official list was already announced earlier this month. He went on to drop a freestyle titled “Trippie Redd’s Freestyle” ripping into those selected for the this year’s honor.
Tyler The Creator Gets Angry
"this isnt like okra or 435 or flowerboy" THATS BECAUSE THEY ARE OTHER PEOPLES SONGS THAT IM PUTTING A VERSE ON YOU FUCKING IDIOT LIKE ARE YOU THAT STUPID TO NOT REALIZE ITS NOT MY SONG YOU DUMB BITCH THEY ARE SONGS I LIKE ALREADY SO I RAP ON THEM FOR 30 SECONDS JESUS CHRIST
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) June 26, 2018
After someone pointed out that some of his recent releases (remixed verses and freestyles) are different from his previous work, Tyler The Creator responded with rage and fury. “ARE YOU THAT STUPID TO NOT REALIZE ITS NOT MY SONG YOU DUMB BITCH,” he wrote.
Lil Yachty Gets Hacked
Hackers need to get some pussy.
— Underdog (@lilyachty) June 27, 2018
Lil Yachty’s account was allegedly hacked by a group calling itself “thug.org.” They tweeted a string of nonsense, including threatening to release music and repeatedly claiming that Lil Boat “talks to underaged girls.” Yachty has since denied those claims.
Iggy Azalea Stands Up To Haters
Im not going to let anything ruin my good mood or creative happy space im in lately. NOPE!
Im having my fun and im having my happiness.
It took me years to get back truly happy – and you cant take it from me.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 27, 2018
Iggy has recently been under fire for posting revealing modeling photos onto her Instagram. She responded to critics, saying she’s finally happy and back in her “creative space.”
Kid Cudi Says More Music Is Coming
Hey! I just wanna say thank you to everyone who supported KIDS SEE GHOSTS!!! It was a new thing for both of us and it really means a lot to see yall lovin the jams. I LOVE YALL WITH ALL MY HEART!! More madness on the horizon!!
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) June 28, 2018
Cudi thanked fans for being receptive to his Kids See Ghosts album. He tells fans that more is coming soon.
Yung Bans Doesn’t Like Lil Xan
Lil Xan 🤢 https://t.co/tPXBnTIRxa
— YUNG BANS (@YUNGBANS) June 25, 2018
After a fan tweeted about upcoming releases, which included both Lil Xan and Yung Bans, Bans responded to the tweet with Xan’s name and a throw-up emoji. The two don’t have any known public beef.
Nelly Calls Out His Father
The word father is strong word.. something I never knew anything about as a child because mine never did what he had todo only what he wanted… “HOPE IT WAS WORTH IT POPS IM DONE WITH YA NO MORE MONEY FROM ME” LET THEM PAY YA BILLS..!!
— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) June 24, 2018
You don’t see my mama … should have know she would hold it down she always had a job came to my games saw her son graduate saw me score my 1st touchdown bought me my 1st pair of J’s wiped my tear away when I lost the big game and taught me how to play sports.! “MAMAS BOY”..!!!
— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) June 24, 2018
Nelly aired out his father earlier this week. He stated he’s done financially supporting him. In a follow-up tweet, he praised his mother, calling himself a “MAMAS BOY.” The tweets came after Ashanti, Nelly’s ex, was spotted hanging out with Nelly’s father.