Nicki Minaj received a bunch of attention last week when she abruptly deleted her Twitter account after getting pissed at one of her fan websites for posting a leaked song or something (yeah, roll call for who downloaded her album over a week before it came out in stores...). Conveniently enough, she did this as she's promoting her new album. Throughout the innanet, I observed people arguing that she alienated her 11 million plus twitter fan base by doing this, but isn't a fan base supposed to buy her album? With first week sales at 253, 000, that is approximately 2.3% of her twitter followers shelling out $10 or whatever for the record. Some fan base. As told to Graham Norton, here's the reason she deleted her account: A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that’s what I did. I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me. Le sigh. Nicki, Nicki, Nicki (2 Chainz voice). Actually, I always commend people who don't have twitter. I automatically assume they have their shit together more than me. Rap-Up
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New favorite hashtag alert! New favorite hashtag alert! I think my life just changed for the better after watching the"#LOLBitchPOWPOWPOW" video by C.U.B. and Starlito. This is one of the most rarest of rare occasions that I'm not even being sarcastic. I hope this song gets hot in Seattle, because it might make me stop being reclusive. POUND L O L BITCH POW POW POW! And you know I'd use the gun emoji if I were typing this on my iPhone. Seen at DGB
Yesterday, I woke up super tired. I was a little weary that any of the showcases I could attend would equal both previous days. I started my day hella late, for not really any reason at all, and decided to go through this random unofficial showcase that I had seen J*DaVeY tweeting that they were at. After eating at this delicious taco truck near the Fader Fort, and swooping through there to get some Vitaminwater (seriously...I did that) I rolled over to some shady looking place named Cielo in hopes of seeing J*DaVeY, who I had missed. Nonetheless, I decided to post up there, and who did I see in the crowd except Fly Moon Royalty? What a small world. Anyhow, some girl performed whose name I didn't catch (I felt compelled to mention that?) and then Idle Warship walked out on stage! In true Talib Kweli fashion, so it seems to me, he stopped the band midway through the first song, kind of threw a temper tantrum about never having played with said band even though they were great, and then proceeded to rock the stage with Res. Following Idle Warship, Dawn Richards, formerly of Dirty Money (yeah who knew that that band was around still so that she could be a former member?) came out and did an impressive set. While I could never figure out what she was wearing, she was so bossy up there! She did a great cover of Frank Ocean's "Novacane," in addition to a bunch of Dirty Money songs. Do you know what she's wearing? Let's see, after her, Terrace Martin came out with 9th Wonder as his DJ. Yeah, no big deal. Pause. Terrace is an artist ...
Miguel is kind of the shit, and not because he flipped out on Twitter about not being nominated for a Grammy. I haven't really been that interested in Miguel up to this point, even when he was on tour with Usher, probably mostly because I was late and missed his set altogether. To be honest, this is the first Miguel song that I really like, but I really like it. "Adorn" is catchy, and the video is pretty! He combines his great song with pretty lights and original artwork, although it's a little abstract for my taste. I prefer more pop art-y or street art stuff. Miguel is clearly also influenced by artwork, too, because "Adorn" is off Art Dealer Chic: Vol.1, that's supposed to drop on the 27th of this month (that artwork is actually the cover for it). Again, I'm going to be honest when I say that super close-ups of teeth like that make me uncomfortable. Am I the only one?
According to NY Mag, Snoop Dogg earns a mere $8,000 per promotional tweet. One of my least favorite "celebrities," Kim Kardashian, gets $10,000 per tweet. Whitney Port (who?????) gets $2,500 per tweet. In his heyday, the grand warlock Charlie Sheen earned $50,000 per tweet. Okay I know who Whitney Port is--that girl from The Hills who dressed really wack--but I don't get why she's relevant still? Ad.ly is the biggest player in the tweet-to-pay market, linking celebrities to products. The monetary worth of a celeb's tweet is based onthe amount of followers they have, and the traffic generated by said followers. Oh, and these celebrities never write their own advertisement tweets. There are ghost tweeters out there. Where can I turn my resume in for that?! NY Mag via HHU
See, Republicans can be cool!!!! When I watched A$AP Rocky's video on Youtube the other day for #TrapTuesdays, I closed the ad as soon as I could, but not before glimpsing some political type ad. Fortunately, some kindred soul over at Vanity Fair noticed that said ad was for Mitt Romney's Presidential Campaign and screen captured it since it does not appear to grace ASAP Rocky's nsfw music video. Maybe Mitt is the newest addition to the A$AP Mob? A$AP Romney? Yes? That has a nice ring to it, just like A$AP Julie. Do political ads on youtube videos work? The Romney campaign has some interesting advertising techniques, including Youtube and Twitter, promoting his twitter handle to get more followers. While I doubt those aren't avenues than the Obama reelection campaign has gone down, I would be annoyed to find out that my monetary campaign contribution went to that. XXL Magazine
Today is one of those days...(I won't elaborate; use your imagination). Jimmy Kimmel did a skit of sorts for Kanye's new think tank Donda that he terrorized Twitter with for hours the other night. On the outset, a commercial of Kanye tweets would be funny. I was a little excited to watch it during lunch since today has been so stupid, and Kanye is notorious for humorous (and grammatically incorrect) tweets. Since they're advertising it as a commercial about Donda--named after his mother--I figured that it would consist of those tweets, but it didn't. It wasn't even funny. When I left for work this morning, did I leave my sense of humor at home? Or did it mysteriously vanish one day and I didn't notice? I'm also left wondering if anyone actually cares that Kanye tweeted 86 times, or whatever statistic Jimmy Kimmel threw out there? Like, dude, can't you at least make fun of the Republican presidential candidates or something? "Throwing some kazoo on this bitch" is funny, but that had nothing to do with Yeezy's "twitter rant" about Donda. In fact, it wasn't a "rant," either, but more of a tweet spree. What was he ranting about? He was tweeting about this creative think tank and how he wants to change the world. Okay, I'm done. See, my blog post was kind of a rant. I took issue with the fact that Jimmy Kimmel's video wasn't funny, and that he wasn't using the work "rant" correctly.
Kanye rung in the New Year as his alter DJ ego YEEZY WORLD PEACE, spinning for the first time ever at 1Oak. He looks like he had a great time! That girl yelling the whole time really reminded me of that girl butchering Beyonce's song at her concert, causing Beyonce to laugh at her. So fucking funny. Some audience members didn't have as good a time as Kanye YEEZY WORLD PEACE, though. Ima let you finish, but Kanye, you are the worst DJ Of all time... — Kate Buck Jr (@katebuckjr) January 1, 2012 I'm proud to say I was at kanye west's first ever dj performance in the U.S.. And I can proudly report that he's an awful dj... — Mark Gray (@markgray33) January 1, 2012 Yeah, I'm still enthralled with this embedding tweets capability. And are you even surprised that for that video, it's "N*ggas in Paris" playing? I read somewhere that he played it 5 times that night, and quite frankly, I'm surprised that he just didn't play it on repeat. Seen at Necole Bitchie | video from 2DopeBoyz
Kanye the DJ to be referred to as YEEZY WORLD PEACE, but more importantly, you can embed tweets into your website!
My New Years DJ name is gone be YEEZY WORLD PEACE!If you book me you have to put YEEZY WORLD PEACE on the E-vite. Or I ain't spinning. — Kanye West (@kanyewest) December 28, 2011 Kanye has started tweeting again! And he has an alter ego! Anyone who is anyone DJ's now. Apparently. Or just every celebrity does now, or so it seems. I'm not even going to go in on the fact that Kanye is referring to himself as YEEZY WORLD PEACE, in all caps, no less. I mean, yeah, DAAAAAAMN THIS IS SOME BENJAMIN BUTTON'S SHIT and all, but I am way, way more excited that you can embed tweets now directly into a website now. Plus, you can retweet or reply to said tweet straight from this website. How cool is that?!?! Wild. People need to go ham on Twitter so I can embed that shit!!!
Back in college, my homegirl (and house mate) Megan and I would always laugh about Kanye West and his antics, which at that point in time, were documented more often than not IN ALL CAPS on this blog. Unfortunately, he ended his illustrious blogging, only to replace it with tweeting, and now he does neither, but that's beyond the point. I still maintain that the best Kanye-ism of all time is "DAAAAAAAAMN!!! THIS IS SOME BENJAMIN BUTTON'S SHIT!" It was his response to people thinking that he was older than he actually was after his Vibe cover where he had grey in his beard. He just wanted to look older, which didn't make sense to me then, and still doesn't make sense to me years later. that was his response clarifying that he wasn't as old in real life as the Vibe cover made him look. "DAAAAAAAAMN!!! THIS IS SOME BENJAMIN BUTTON'S SHIT!" is amazing because it is truly applicable in each and every situation. You won the lotto? "DAAAAAAAAMN!!! THIS IS SOME BENJAMIN BUTTON'S SHIT!" You forgot your wallet at home? "DAAAAAAAAMN!!! THIS IS SOME BENJAMIN BUTTON'S SHIT!" You didn't do your homework? "DAAAAAAAAMN!!! THIS IS SOME BENJAMIN BUTTON'S SHIT!" And I could keep going all day long. The point of this article is to not reminisce about the Kanye social media that once was, or more importantly, his outstanding if not eccentric quotes, but to shine light on the supervelma shop on Etsy. Shop owner Amy Sheridan decided to capture these classic tweets in thread by embroidering them in needlepoint, and then framing them. The Library of Congress also captures every tweet ever tweeted, but those aren't done in needlepoint. They appear to be sold out, but it looks ...
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