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Your favourite rapper’s first tweets were probably as lame as yours

Happy 10th birthday Twitter, thanks for giving rappers this gift/curse

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So Twitter has been pretty proactive in reminding us all that they turned 10 today and, like most birthdays, it’s prompted us to reflect on how far we’ve all come since the birth of the social media platform. Today, so much online content is driven by what pops off in the tweets as much as what happens on the streets, but before our favourite celebs mastered the art of the tweet, they were pretty much as lame and clueless as we were. Before the constant URL beef and #KanyeTweets, everyone was just trying to figure out how the fuck the thing even worked and if it had any real value to life. Oh, how far we’ve come. Take a look at some of today’s most vocal rap tweeters’ humble beginnings in the list below, and save yourself a ton of scrolling by checking out your own first tweet here.

01. Drake

Backtrack to 2009 Drizzy, the So Far Gone era seems to have seeped into his tweets. Vague enough to still be intriguing but mainly because you know he’s probably subtweeting the object of his desire. Even if that object is Twitter.

02. DJ Khaled

Before becoming the aspirational figure he is today, Khaled was aspiring to do great things and already knew he wanted to share his journey (and knowledge) with us all via social media. Major key alert.

03. Waka Flocka Flame

Remember when Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane were mates?

04. Tyler, the Creator

While his career trajectory has taken the Odd Future leader to knew heights and new levels of personal growth, Tyler, the Creator’s tweets are still as frequent and over-excited as they were in 2010.

05. Killer Mike

He might be owning the Twittersphere at the moment, and has been for some time, educating the masses around the circus that is the US presidential election campaign, but Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike wasn’t always as woke. We all started somewhere.

06. A$AP Yams

We don’t know if he was being humble or ironic but this is couldn’t be farther from the truth for the late A$AP Mob founder.

07. RiFF RaFF

RiFF RaFF was always living that highroller life, apparently.

08. Nicki Minaj

Like many of us, Nicki Minaj reluctantly entered the Twitter game probably out of pressure from marketing execs and #influencer mates, which is a far cry from the 20 million strong audience she’s tweeting to regularly now.

09. Lil Wayne

Even though he still isn’t a fan of capitalising anything on Twitter, at least Lil Wayne has stopped wasting precious characters with full stops.