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With so many people on Twitter these days, it has become the vehicle for us to voice our thoughts, ideas and shameless plugs — in 140 characters, of course. And many rappers and singers have used it to air their own laundry, set the record straight or start some beef with another artist. But have you ever wondered how they first stepped into the world of Twitter?
Wonder no more as the social media network has just released first-tweets.com to commemorate Twitter’s 8th birthday on Friday (March 21). Through the website, Twitter users can plug in their Twitter handles to find out what their first tweets were. Since most of our favorite hip-hop and R&B stars are racking up dozens of tweets each day, The Boombox decided to go back in time and find out what they said when they first entered the Twitterverse.
Find out the very first tweets of some of the most popular rappers and singers below.
This is Hov… Ahmir! Half! Haa.
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) November 22, 2008
Hey World, It’s B! I’m so excited to invite you to my new http://t.co/fZxlrtAh – we’ve been working hard, and it’s finally ready for you XO
— Beyoncé Knowles (@Beyonce) April 5, 2012
NEW SONG AND VISUAL FROM MY NEW ALBUM BEING PROJECTED TONIGHT ACROSS THE GLOBE ON 66 BUILDINGS, LOCATIONS @ http://t.co/7BZwfPawwZ
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 18, 2013
We Made You
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) March 21, 2009
I was FINALLY convinced to get on Twitter! Follow me guys!
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) April 27, 2009
Album comin in March
— JADAKISS (@Therealkiss) February 10, 2009
In the booth. THE BACK TO SCHOOL PACK comin soon!
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 23, 2010
Ya boy Tony Starks is finally on this shit
— Ghostface Killah (@GhostfaceKillah) September 6, 2008
GETTING READY TO SHOOT MORE CSI
— Diddy (@iamdiddy) December 18, 2008
Upcoming Shows: 1/22 @ The Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah), 2/5 @ Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami, FL), & 3/26 in Hawaii!
— Nasir Jones (@Nas) January 15, 2010
Getting ready for my cooking show live on stickam at 2:00pm www.stickam.com/kelis
— KELIS (@iamkelis) March 24, 2009
is new to this twitter shit….writing new joints for t
— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) December 6, 2008
Ssup it’s P and i am OTHER. I’d like to send my first tweet and thank everyone who has supported my vision and endeavors over the years.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) July 20, 2011
I’m happy to finally make my debut on Twitter! Watch for updates on concerts and the upcoming album I’m working on
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 9, 2009
im super new to this twitter shit but wudup tho !……….follow me biot¢h……….wudup mak……happy bday LO……8 days of freedom..ym
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) February 22, 2010
Fine…you got me.
— Drizzy (@Drake) March 28, 2009
The Wait Is Ova. Nov 23 09
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 13, 2009
— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) July 15, 2010
One toe outside the cave. I have to make sure it’s safe first.
— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) May 18, 2010
I’m in Starkville, MS. Show at Rick’s cafe later!
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) February 20, 2008