News: T.I. Passes On Twitter, "I Ain't On The Computer Sh*t" [Video]
Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 7:30AM
Despite the popularity of Twitter among high profile entertainers, T.I. has revealed his reasons behind not co-signing the latest social networking tool.
Claiming he has nothing against the program, Tip expressed his "old school" methods of keeping in touch with his contacts.
"I'm not a computer guy, don't do it," Tip explained in a video. "I'm old school. Eh man, it's not my style, not my swag. I'm an old fashioned type of dude, I'll write you a letter and hand 'em to some pigeons and let 'em fly to you. Put a letter in the box and let it float to your side of the country. I ain't on the computer sh*t, that ain't me...Not for me, not for me. No offense to those that do it, Twit on playa. People got 'The King' baby, just not on Twitter." (ATL Hustlers)
While Tip passes on Twitter, urban artists including Diddy who recently helped Ashton Kutcher become the first person to reach one million followers.
"EMERGENCY," Diddy wrote unmodified. "The race is close. it's imperative that a human being and not a news company reaches the 1 million mark first! Follow @Aplusk now...Ashton just neds 2,000 more to reach 1,000,000!! Let's go people! Add him now!! Ashton reached 1,000,000!!! Congratulations @aplusk!" (Diddy's Twitter)
Kutcher announced his achievement late Thursday (April 16) night.
Surrounded by his wife, Demi Moore, Soleil Moon Frye and Sean "Diddy" Combs supporting him via phone, the star officially crossed the one million mark, beating out rival CNN Breaking News shortly after 11 p.m. PT on Thursday. Kutcher was in the lead for most of the day, but just before 10 p.m. local time, CNN took over the top spot, leaving the actor to Tweet about the news network's on-air push for more followers. (MSNBC)
Twitter has become a popular tool for a wide range of urban artists.
Artists with Twitter accounts include: 50 Cent, 9th Wonder, Rapper Big Pooh, Questlove, Q-Tip, Soulja Boy, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Charles Hamilton, Rhymefest, DJ Green Lantern, DJ Drama, Lil Cease, Jean Grae, Glasses Malone, Murs, Noreaga, Snoop Dogg and more. (Rappers On Twitter)
Check out T.I. speaking on Twitter below: