The best and worst thing about social media is that you literally leave a traceable thread all over the internet when you start using Twitter or Facebook. You and your ideologies might change but there’s always that reminder there for people who can be bothered to scroll right back through your history (we’re those people, sorry). Nowadays big artists have very well manicured accounts but back in the day they were basically allowed to post whatever the hell they wanted which makes for some very entertaining reading.
Here are some of the cutest, most annoying, inexplicable or lame tweets or posts that artists published when they first burst onto the internet.
Courtney’s cup was empty in 2012 but we imagine it’s very much full now. She’s in high-demand all over the world and her debut Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is likely to be very high up on all the critics’ end of year lists. Also can we note literally one person cared that her cup was empty and they couldn’t even manage a retweet. Shame on you, the girl was thirsty.
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey’s breakthrough hit Video Games wasn’t released until 2011 so while she may have loved you in 2009 you probably didn’t love her back.
Cute but we’re not sure how you could possibly love the life you live with only 42 retweets. Little did she know some seven years later she’d be getting over 4,000.
It’s still yet to be confirmed whether Lorde has actually rewarded her 300 initial followers. Also can somebody please explain to us how Hamza is not a fan of Lorde yet he’s in love with her?
Lil’ Justin Bieber was already singing Where Are U Now before it even existed.
This was all before he fucked her galpal Selena over. Tay Tay no longer has Justin’s back, unless she’s sticking a knife in it.
Seven people noticed Chet but that was enough for him to start a Twitter…
You’d think he’d have enough self respect to give his own name a capital letter.
Fetty Wap was very late onto the Twitter train but life’s pretty busy when you’re busy in the kitchen cookin’ pies with your baby.
George Maple obviously hadn’t discovered the private messaging app by this stage.
What So Not
Almost as bad as someone tweeting “Ahhhh, I don’t know how to use Twitter.”
Given the amount of people that would relish the opportunity to tear Azealia Banks to shreds if they came face to face with her right now, it’s probably best that she takes her own advice.
Nina Las Vegas
Nina and Twitter didn’t start off on the best foot but given that she now has close to 40,000 followers and tweets multiple times per day, it looks as if the two have made up.
Jake Gosling, whoever and wherever you are, you are a genius. Ed now has 15.6 million followers and basically blows up Twitter (or ‘tiwtter’) by writing just one syllable. Convinced yet, Ed?
Cats can’t read Twitter. It’s likely Taylor’s cat is yet to received the apology and is probably even more pissed now that she’s on her never-ending 1989 tour.
Six year later and Drake still makes no sense on Twitter. His last tweet that wasn’t promoting a song was “scary hours.”
If Flume thanked triple j everytime they played his song now, he would have to quit his job to do so.
triple j Plays
This is the account that tracks everything that triple j plays. The first song they tracked was Major Lazer Pon De Floor which may or may not interest somebody.
Bless you, Guy. It takes a real man to admit that a tattoo hurt. It takes an even bigger man to find enough space in a 140 character tweet to sign off with your name. We can’t confirm if he ever uploaded the video but we promise you we won’t sleep until we find out.
This was obviously Em promoting his 2009 single We Made You which was a catastrophic mess which nobody needs to be reminded of.
It’s probably sitting with that album we also can’t find.