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 BlocBoy JB’s frustration and Bow Wow’s advice.
BlocBoy JB Wants “Fortnite” Acknowledgement
EveryTime Somebody Does My Dance Dey Give Credit To @FortniteGame But Dey Ain’t Create Nothing But Da Game So Basically Dey Takin Money And Credit For My Shit Dats Crazy
— BlocBoy JB (@BlocBoy_JB) September 10, 2018
The Fortnite video game has incorporated BlocBoy JB’s “shoot” dance, and he’s upset that he hasn’t received his just due for it.
Lauryn Hill & Santigold’s Tour Drama
I’m sorry you paid to see us and we’re not there. That really bums me out. I’m also bummed that @MsLaurynHill and crew didn’t tell ppl why we’re not there. She took us off the bill.
— Santigold (@Santigold) September 13, 2018
YBN Cordae & Denzel Curry Have New Music Coming
Yo me and @denzelcurry made a fucking SLAPPER last night holy shit
— Cordae' (@YbnCordae) September 14, 2018
The talented lyricists announced they just made a “SLAPPER.”
Update On Russ & Yung Bans Beef
*BREAKING NEWS* russ is still a bitch I don’t care what nobody say we wit the shit off and on the internet no cap..
— YUNG BANS (@YUNGBANS) September 15, 2018
Yung Bans claimed he was hacked and never settled his issues with Russ, jumping back on the Russ hate bandwagon.
Travis Scott’s Kind Offer
Ill just design them for u guys and send a box thru how about that. ? https://t.co/R6On3lfHlR
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) September 12, 2018
When a fan asked for permission to use Travis Scott’s album artwork on their high school class sweaters, La Flame one-upped him by offering to design and send them himself.
Nicki Minaj Dragged For “White People” Comments
Nicki Minaj said “you made us look crazy in front of white people” like girl WHAATTT??? Who tf are white people? All they do is capitalize off things black people created FOH get y’all lil coon…..I mean Queen
— Brat💕 (@QueeenMinaaa) September 10, 2018
Not Nicki talmbout “upper-echelon” people… upholding classism and respectability politics! The internalized anti-blackness jumped out 😭
— 𝒓𝒂𝒖𝒍 𝒂𝒍𝒆𝒙 𝒎𝒆𝒋𝒊𝒂 (@fauxdeity) September 10, 2018
After clashing with Cardi B at a New York Fashion Week event, Nicki Minaj went on Queen Radio referring to white people as “upper echelons,” saying “how we made ourselves look was mortifying” when speaking on the situation. Twitter wasn’t having it.
Bow Wow Reveals Past Drug Addiction
To the youth- Stop with these dumb ass drugs. Im going to let something out. When me and omarion worked on FACE OFF album. I was high off lean everyday! When yall saw me on BET going off on torae i was high off lean. My attitude everything changed. My fans started to…
— Bow Wow (@smoss) September 10, 2018
Turn on me my family too. I never promoted lean in my songs. The whole time i was on the UCP tour with chris I WAS SIPPING 4’s atleast 7 times a day. I was addicted until our show in Cincinnati.. i came off stg and passed out woke up in the hospital i was having withdraws
— Bow Wow (@smoss) September 10, 2018
In the wake of Mac Miller’s tragic death, Bow Wow wrote a long post encouraging the youth to be drug-free, opening up about his own addiction to lean.