If you follow 50 Cent on Twitter (@50Cent), you’ve probably noticed his crazy rants over the past month or so. It like came outta no where.
The hip-hop star will tweet about anything on his mind, or take shots at others, or offer some words of wisdom. Whatever he’s thinking, best believe he won’t be afraid to let his Twitter followers know … all 3.3 million of them.
For example, one of his recent tweets reads: “I’m in my hood again n****s still standing on the corner. Damn I feel so blessed I don’t have to do that sh** no more.”
Or in another, he says: “success. Good luck when or if you make it just know people are gonna hate you for it. This is true I try to understand what it does for them.”
So what made Fif jump on the Twitter bandwagon recently, even though his official profile has been up for well over a year? In a recent interview with Vibe.com, G-Unit’s resident jockey DJ Whoo Kid explained that it was a simple change in phones that made 50 begin ranting almost overnight.
” I think he got the new iPhone and they put the [Twitter] app on there. And then, Yayo was talking about ‘go on’ and he just started wildin’ out,” Whoo Kid tells Vibe. “Once he saw how easy it was, that was it. Because before, he had a Blackberry, he didn’t really care too much about going online. Whatever he needed to promote, he had somebody promoting it. But now he has it in the palm of his hands, and he’s going bezerk. He cursed me out on there like twice. I’m like a f***ing human punching bag on Twitter. But it’s all good because the more they curse me out, the more followers I get.”
Aside from Whoo Kid, 50 has went after others on the micro-blogging service. Recently, the G-Unit General called Perez Hilton a “big baby” for taking his tweets to heart.
A word of advice from Whoo Kid, 50 Cent Twitter haters should back off, or they might have to feel his wrath.
“This is like a nightmare now that he has 3 million followers, and I’m assuming he’s trying to break the 5 million follower capacity. But making him mad and he has Twitter is a nightmare, so I would suggest not to go at him too tough,” the DJ said. “Leave him alone. Because basically whatever he says on Twitter, everybody knows.”
Earlier this month, Fif’ told MTV that he sees Twitter as another way to entertain his fans.
“I look at that platform as another place to express yourself in a different way, to entertain,” he said. “Not necessarily to create a perception of your actual character, but to be entertaining. When other people used it, it was boring because they were trying to be safe, be politically correct. They gave you the presentation they were taught to give you after they were prepped for publicity. What I gave you was some of the things I’ve seen that were entertaining topic-wise — things that made me laugh. I think it’s healthy to smile. Even though I may have the persona as one of the darkest people in hip-hop culture, you seen me smile as often as — probably more often as — somebody you seen placed in that category.”
If you’d like to experience 50 Cent on Twitter, follow him @50Cent.