When you're nosy like me, and I know for a fact that most people are, listening to an artist's music just isn't enough sometimes. Their lyrics may be emotionally revealing, giving you a glimpse into that aspect of their life–but those songs and lyrics take days, sometimes months, to craft. What I'm more interested in is the more immediate form of seeing these artists in their daily lives: the 140 character insight they provide on Twitter, and the Instagram posts with witty captions. Due to the unnecessary amount of time I spend on social media, aimlessly scrolling="true" through the same three apps that I keep opening and closing, I've come across some pretty hilarious posts from different musicians. This week alone, I've gotten a few laughs from Drake to ScHoolboy Q.
One thing that turns a lot of people away from social media is the fact that, when behind a keyboard and screen, strangers decide to get very bold figuring they won't have to face any consequences for their actions. We see this happen a lot with artists getting fed up with the ridicule they receive online and consequently only posting when they absolutely have to. Vince Staples, on the other hand, wasn't going for that route when a Twitter user tried to come for his integrity for doing promo for Sprite.
To which he responded with:
Which, I can't say is a good point. Sprite isn't going to pay these student loans off, Vince. This really is my favorite though–block out the haters with Sprite.
Tyler, the Creator is another artist we found having to defend their character on Twitter this week.
And if you know how funny Tyler is, there's no question that his comeback was absolutely hilarious.
This is the kind of self love that I'm here for.
This next one isn't meant to be funny, I'm sure, but I laughed so hard the first time I read it that I had to include it here.
He never provided us with any follow ups, so I hope everything got worked out and his dog enjoyed his little vacation on his own. Sometimes even our pets need a getaway, you know?
Not sure if any of you were aware, but it was recently national hot dog day, which brought my mind back to this tweet from Troye Sivan the other day, featuring everyone's new favorite Snapchat filter–the dancing, spinning hot dog.
I've been following Troye since his Youtube days way back when, so I've had the chance to see his comedy grow to the point of not even needing context to be funny. This video was posted with no caption whatsoever and I have so many questions. Who did Troye make take this video, and how did that explanation go down? Who's the ghost? And, most simply, why?
All of these posts clearly demonstrate that Twitter is pretty wild, as it has always been. Meanwhile, on Instagram, this is the kind of content we're getting–and from Drake of all people.
This is the equivalent to the feeling you get when an interest deposit of one cent is put into your bank account, except a less broke version. Honestly, if anyone gave me an $8 check right now, I'd be ecstatic–payday is still two days away.