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 .idk speaking for Kendrick Lamar, and Da Baby’s remixed verse.
.idk Stands Up For Kendrick Lamar’s Silence
People coming for Kendrick Lamar like we don’t know he’s a person that does alot but says little. I trust he’s making shit happen behind the scenes. 📈
— ? (@IDK) June 4, 2020
.idk says Kendrick Lamar is fighting social injustice behind the scenes.
Erykah Badu Tells Fans to Stop Protesting
…They know we are in revolt mode. WE ARE OUT GUNNED. FALL BACK for now. Family. THAT IS AN ORDER.
— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) May 31, 2020
Erykah urges her followers to “fall back.”
Metro Boomin Backtracks On Violent Tweet
— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) June 2, 2020
Metro talks back to someone who noticed he deleted his anti-police Tweet.
India Arie Responds To Chris Tucker Rumors
Me and Chris Tucker been dating for 13 years?!!! 13 YEARS?! Whew chile! Thats some STRONG BLACK (LOVE ) Tea ☕️ pic.twitter.com/NcHGn3jSD8
— India.Arie (@indiaarie) June 5, 2020
Indie Arie has a good laugh as Twitter goes nuts over a rumor that she’s been with Chris Tucker for 13 years.
DJ Envy Ups Kanye West
I’m lost… Kanye gave the families 2million, a trust fund for the daughter and helped business that were looted and people are mad???? Why??
— djenvy (@djenvy) June 4, 2020
DJ Envy lists the ways Kanye is helping the fight against racial injustice.
Da Baby Shares New Verse About Policy Brutality
Real Nigga Rockstar 🖤 pic.twitter.com/eHGk5kS7sP
— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) June 5, 2020
Da Baby shares a remake verse of “Rockstar,” referencing police abusing their power.