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 Missy Elliot plotting her return and Kanye West’s friendship with Elon Musk.
Missy Elliot Is Ready To Return
For so long I was hesitant to put out music in fear no 1 would get it because people said music has changed & my sound been so different but NOW IM LIKE hey🤷🏾♀️ bump it make music that feels good to me😉let me Get y’all asses dancing again🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/Q8Mahlrxws
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) October 1, 2018
On Monday (October 1), Missy revealed she’s been stalling on releasing music but is ready to give the people some new work.
will.i.am Defends Phone Use
Sharing on socials isn’t checking phone mid song…that’s me being a performer & camera man showing the world how Awesome Australia is…I wanted the world to see Australia from my point of view…& that POV is awesome & lovely…sorry if I offended anyone by sharing my love https://t.co/kLeUtOenmF
— will.i.am (@iamwill) September 29, 2018
The Black Eyed Peas vet faced some backlash for appearing to check his phone during a performance but explained he simply wanted to take a photo.
Lil Pump’s Theory
THE EARTH IS FLAT
— Lil pump (@lilpump) October 4, 2018
The Gucci Gang rapper is apparently also a scientist.
Lupe Fiasco Inspired By Lil Wayne
I had a couple hrs 2 kill so I wanted to practice. I liked Wayne & Kdots Mona Lisa so i wanted to flip it but use a different painting so I took davincis the last supper & put a story to it that reads left to right. If u listen to the song while looking at the painting you’ll see pic.twitter.com/6QE60QDEob
— “DROGAS WAVE” NOW PLAYING (@LupeFiasco) October 1, 2018
Lupe Fiasco drew inspiration from Tha Carter V‘s “Mona Lisa” with a new track titled “Left to Right.”
Kanye West Defends Elon Musk
kanye really came to our little art school and told us to leave elon musk alone pic.twitter.com/Y9ujjprUNS
— josh (@jkhco) October 2, 2018
YE jumped up on a table and shared some words supporting Elon Musk while giving a speech at a Detroit art school.
CupCakKe Drops Out Of Iggy Azalea Tour
Oh sis this has nothing to do with me , or iggy really …. it's just the people that put the tour together was a unorganized and keep changing the plans that was in the contract so I just called out …. so once again you can grab a refund or go see the lady's show out 😘 https://t.co/W4IArNQC6S
— Marilyn MonHOE (@CupcakKe_rapper) October 3, 2018
Looks like Iggy Azalea will be hitting the road without CupcakKe.
Jaden Smith’s Announcement
The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) October 4, 2018