Southern rapper Rick Ross has opened up about recently creating a Twitter account and revealed his interest in re-tweeting what other people are speaking about.
Ross claims that he uses Twitter to try and stay in contact with fans.
“People been trying to get me on Twitter for the last two years but I never really felt the need for it. I been getting so much love, people been embracing my sh*t, my music. The least I can do is try to stay in contact with my supporters even more so. That’s where @RickyRozay came into play. I came up with the name. I been doing it for less than a month so motherf*ckas call up [Ed. Note: We think he means tweet up], make requests, do sh*t like that so it’s love. I can’t say I read everything but some shit I do retweet. Motherf*ckas say something that I might’ve thought before, ‘Oh d*mn that makes sense,’ retweet it. It’s not really marketing. You can only do so much tweeting. I feel a lot of that sh*t be overrated. You only gon’ retweet so many people and actually tweet [back to] so many people but for the few motherf*ckas you do touch they gon’ f*ck with the Boss” (VIBE)
Last February, Diddy talked about maintaining over two million Twitter followers.
“Yeah, I mean, it’s just a point in my life, being in the industry, I have nothing but good things to say to people,” Diddy explained. “I have nothing but positive energy to give, I don’t care if you like me, you don’t like me. I love you and I’mma keep doing my thing. Hopefully you’ll get it one day but I’ve been blessed to have a lot of fans and a lot of people love me and I just want my injection to be what I feel is great about people. I wanna inspire people — I don’t wanna bring them down. I don’t wanna talk about no BS. I don’t have no time for none of that. I wanna uplift us.” (Tim Westwood TV)
Kid Cudi previously explained why he deleted his popular Twitter page last year.
“I have an iPhone and I don’t even utilize all of the applications on it,” Cudi explained. “Just alone on an iPhone you can have multiple e-mails — I have two e-mails — text messaging, some people have AIM on there, MySpace, Facebook — and I don’t even have those things…With Twitter, my two e-mails, text messaging, and my phone ringing, that’s just overwhelming. And you gotta think of it like this, what did they do before there were cell phones? Use a pay phone or write a letter. Or you catch ‘em at the crib….I think I want to take it back to that. Sometimes it just shouldn’t be that easy for you to get in contact with me.” (Rap-Up)
Last year, Jim Jones spoke on how he used the social networking tool to promote his music.
“I released the song called ‘Dancing On Me,'” Jones explained in an interview. “It’s one of my new singles from this summer album that we’re doing. We put it up on iTunes and for me to try to get a spike on it, I tweeted that the record was now on sale on iTunes. It started at the 100’s and slowly but surely in a few days it started climbing in the 50’s and 40’s, you know? So appreciate everybody for going and buying that record off the help of the tweet.” (Forbez DVD)
Rick Ross’ Twitter currently has over 68,000 followers.
Check out Diddy speaking on Twitter down below: