Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt recently gave his take on the rise in popularity of Twitter and, notably, why the social networking site is so overrated.
In Sweatshirt’s opinion, Twitter exposes the world to how people really are and kills their perceived image.
“Overrated. It’s a terrible place. Twitter’s an awful place. Sometimes Twitter makes me want to f*cking kill myself,” Earl said in an interview. “I hate Twitter, sometimes ’cause you didn’t used to be able to see how retarded people you thought were cool are. I’m sure someone said that about me, too. Twitter’s an awful place.” (Pitchfork)
A couple years ago, Young Money’s Drake revealed a personal Twitter incident which ultimately impacted him.
“I’ll tell you, my biggest thing was, I remember, it was on Twitter. I remember the day my mom was getting surgery and someone came on Twitter and they were like, ‘Yo, Drake, I hope your mom dies.’ You don’t really mean that. Like, you know you’re going to see something bad. Out of 1000 compliments, it’s so crazy. It’s basically, like, when you used to sit there as a kid, and want to know what everyone is thinking. That’s your superpower. [Twitter is] knowing what everyone is thinking.” (The Source)
West Coast rapper Kreayshawn previously detailed her love for the social networking tool.
“I’m always on Twitter. I’m on Twitter too much,” Kreay said in an interview. “I have people who follow me and that are my fans like, ‘I’m a huge fan of Kreayshawn but she really needs to stop tweeting so much.’ You know what I’m saying? I over tweet sometimes. But you know, you go through things, you over tweet, we get into our mind frame and kind of let the keyboard turn into your head if that happens. I’m good, I’m good. My online presence, I must say I’m very skilled at the electronics and things. Freestyling tweets. That’s what I do. Yes. You gotta do it man. Twitter cypher. … Facebook is like your living room, you invite your friends and your family into your living room, you show them photos and update them with family things and places you’re going. Twitter is like a street where all these motherf*ckers are just standing out there screaming at the top of their lungs. [Which do I prefer?] I like the streeeets. [laughs]” (Daily Dot)
G-Unit‘s 50 Cent discussed his addiction to Twitter in the past.
“I think it’s great. I think it allows you the ability to make a public statement from your telephone,” 50 explained when asked about his love for Twitter. “It allows you to reach your base, the people who have interest in your material or what you’re doing, at any time — I think entertainers are supposed to entertain on it versus provide more of their personal lives insight. But, it’s cool. Everybody utilizes it differently.” (CNN)
Check out Earl Sweatshirt’s interview: