News: Lupe Fiasco Leaves 722K Supporters, "I'm Quitting"

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 3:20PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Today, Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has announced that he's had enough of the social networking platform Twitter and decided to leave over 722,000 followers in the dust.

Without offering a full explanation, Fiasco announced his departure from Twitter this week.

"I'm quitting twitter. it was fun while it lasted...thanks for the support on #lasers and i will see you all on the road soon...don't forget...Love Always Shines Everytime Remember 2 Smile....," he tweeted July 13th.
"u know what??? i'm gonna let @NIKKIJEAN takeover my twitter -- go get that album" (Lupe Fiasco's Twitter)

His Twitter account is now being ran by indie singer Nikki Jean.

After gaining over 722k followers, Lupe just took to his Twitter to announce that he'll leave the popular network. Before going out he changed his profile pic and background to Nikki Jean's album cover and told people to go & get her album "Pennies In A Jar." (The LupEND Blog)

Shortly after, Jean hopped on Fiasco's Twitter and promised he would return in the near future.

"Make sure you grab my new album Pennies In A Jar NOW for $6.99 on itunes - let me know what u think of it," she tweeted.
"Big thank you to @LupeFiasco for supporting my record. He won't be gone for too long.. Promise ;-)" (Lupe Fiasco's Twitter)

Last week, Shady Records' Yelawolf also decided to give up on his Twitter page.

"I don't have Twitter drama anymore, I relieved myself of it. I'm done with it. It's over for me. It'll be run by management from now on," Yela told DJ Green Lantern in an interview. "I find myself too personal with it. It's my personality. It's who I am as a person, and it's one thing to get a leak, it's another thing when the person who leaks it can sit there and cuss you out about it. You can't touch him. I can't reach through the motherf*cking Twitter and slap nobody. I just have to take it. So that was kind of the last straw for me." (Invasion Radio)

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