Most think of Twitter as a sort of online journal, a place to “tweet” about their daily happenings. Lately it has become a place for celebrities to sling mud and throw pot shots at rivals.
Most recently, Rapper Fabolous has become quite notorious for making certain fellow MCs the butt of his Twitter headlines. This time, Fabolous targeted Soulja Boy.
Fab’s apex fingered a very controversial piece of Internet video in which hip-hop groupie Kat Stacks taped herself in Soulja Boy’s hotel room. There was white powder on a table in the room that she claimed was cocaine belonging to the rapper. Soulja Boy denied those claims.
Fabolous, still jokingly, mocked the video in his freestyle. By Monday, Soulja Boy started a 48-hour-long tweet tirade. Although the Soulja Boy and Fab drama was sinfully fun to follow, this war of words is similar to another infamous “tweet stand off.” My favorite so far was the back-and-forth chatter between Lindsay Lohan and her ex-love Samantha Ronson.
Their torrid love affair always seemed to be front page news in the tabloids. The couple constantly begged for privacy, yet every other day they were spilling their guts all over Twitter. Lohan, who has been painted as the trouble-making bad girl with a big mouth, was always the one to wear her “heart on her tweet.” Lohan constantly professed her love for Ronson through words on Twitter, while Ronson taunted and insulted Lohan every time they broke up.
There was one particular night back in 2009 where Ronson and her family apparently cut miss Lindsey to the quick. Lohan cried herself to sleep after Sam tweeted that she was an embarrassment, she didn’t mean anything to her family and she is just gross.
Soon after, Lohan fired back with lovesick emotions expressing, her heartbreak and begging Ronson to treat her with respect. An odd side note is the fact that Ronson has more than three times as many followers as Lohan. Unfortunately, after quite a tumultuous tryst, the tweets stopped and the girls broke up for good.
After Lohan’s trouble with the law in July, Joan Rivers made a bunch of rude comments about Lohan. Ironically, Ronson came to Lohan’s defense, firing back at Rivers through Twitter. The ex-lover tweeted: “Hey Joan Rivers – you have collagen older than Lindsay, pick on someone your own age, oh wait, I guess people that old can’t hear.”
I am sure, any day now, there will be a new Twitter feud to feed our need to gossip.