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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 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.

Did Kanye West complain about something? Did Azealia Banks start beef with her first tweet? What ridiculous thing did Tyler the Creator say on his first day on Twitter?

Find out the very first tweets of some of the most popular rappers and singers below.