Is it really even a question anymore? Is anyone less deserving of about 2.4 million followers than Lil Wayne (lesser-known as @LilTunechi)? Perhaps more importantly, when it comes to Twitter, can he do no wrong?
It pains this writer to indict him (really, we held a pre-prison goodbye party for the rapper in our college apartment), especially since Lil Wayne may be one of the most interesting people currently making music (more on that here). But the time has come to name the worst celeb Twitter user of all time.
The timing of his arrival to the land of bit-poetry and Kim Kardashian gaffes couldn't have been better. Joining a mere week before heading to Rikers for the prison stint that had fans printing "Free Weezy" t-shirts, he exploded in popularity. But after thousands of followers became hundreds of thousands up into the millions, this is (essentially) all he produced:
Oakland was one of the best shows yet! Ok Canada let's git it.
Anaheim was bananas! Let's go Oakland!
Dallas was better than ever! Afterparty!!!!!!!
Indiana was the best yet! Imma go krazeee in my hometown tonight. Let's go New Orleans!!
Orlando was the best hands down! Greensboro NC get ready!
Miami was awesome! And s/o to the Fighting Irish for playing their hearts out. Way to go wifey!
(Perhaps the most interesting to ever come out of Wayne's timeline was this brief but seemingly passionate obsession with Skylar Diggins, a member of Notre Dame's Lady Irish basketball team. But even this bit of intrigue proved to be a short-lived fling.)
Consider the fact that millions of people read this stuff. Millions of people continue to tolerate a list of probably sold-out tour dates with a generic compliment for each city. Then consider the fact that each of the tweets listed above was re-tweeted well over one hundred times. This is worse than DJ's retweeting people saying they're "killing it" at some Vegas pool party. This is worse than Diddy's (Swag's?) ceaseless positivity.
Aside from his incessant self-congratulating and bugling, there's another disappointing revelation Wayne's Twitter gave us: He's a horrible bandwagon fan.
First there was the Kobe Bryant song. Then "Green and Yellow," his Wiz Khalifa-remix ode to the Green Bay Packers who were headed to superbowl victory. Then there was the shoutout to Mark Cuban and the photos of him partying with the Dallas Mavericks after they won the championship.
For someone who reps New Orleans so much (the man has a Saints icon tattooed on his face), he really has a hard time resisting a winner.
The problem with Wayne's account is that you can't really unfollow it, because it's Lil Wayne! He could say something crazy any minute! There are, to be fair, the occasional shockers. Like this one, which fell out of nowhere: "Never knew falling kud [sic] feel so good." Neither did we Mr. Carter, neither did we.
But really, his Twitter is hardly the worst thing he's ever done. At least he doesn't give out his manager's phone number to the entire internet. And sometimes, he really just makes us smile:
Rumors or as dumb as the people who believe them.
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