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’s installment of Tweets Is Watching includes some vicious bars from Nicki Minaj, and Playboi Carti’s diagnosis.
Young Thug Responds To Nicki Minaj’s Lyrics
@NICKIMINAJ I’m not good luv… but enjoy?
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) August 10, 2018
Thugger publicly acknowledges the shots Nicki Minaj takes at him on “Barbie Dreams.” For those who haven’t heard, she raps, “Used to fuck with Young Thug, I ain’t addressin’ this shit/Caught him in my dressing room, stealin’ dresses and shit.”
Get rid of counters on social media please. pic.twitter.com/dj9o4750nt
— Jme (@JmeBBK) August 9, 2018
British Grime artist JME suggests that social media stops tallying and displaying users’ stats.
J. Cole Is Hungry For Beats
Feed me beats. Everything gettin murdered.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) August 6, 2018
J. Cole eagerly asks the general public to send him beats because “everything gettin’ murdered.”
Ty Dolla $ign Supports Travis Scott
Travis better get a grAmmy nod for this album
— Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) August 7, 2018
Astroworld is a hit, and TY$ seems to agree. The singer gives it a co-sign, saying it deserves a Grammy nomination.
Cardi B Might End Her Hiatus
It’s coming sis hold on just a damn minute . https://t.co/pzNlBxQgib
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 9, 2018
Cardi has been laying low since giving birth, but she hints that she may have new music coming soon.
Playboi Carti Reveals Health Issues
* breathing is so difficult for meh @ da moment! Literally scared to fall asleep on my back . i have da worst case of asthma. N never knew til today . to all my fans who suffer from asthma! I’m with u n #we as a whole must stay strong *
— #cashcarti #playboi (@playboicarti) August 7, 2018
Currently on the Die Lit tour, Carti shares that he has the “worst case of asthma.”
Travis Scott Hints At Tour
Are y’all ready for tour..???
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) August 10, 2018
After an exciting week of promoting all things Astroworld, Cactus Jack keeps the surprises coming.