This week, Twitter unveiled a new feature called Voice Tweets. The name is pretty self-explanatory; select users can now record audio to complement their tweets, at a maximum of 140 seconds per tweet.
In the first few days after its release, a lot of celebrities began to try out the feature, sometimes with humorous results. We’ll get to those in a moment. But while some were having fun exploring what Voice Tweets could do, one rapper was brooding about how it might have been her intellectual property the whole time.
Back in 2017, Nicki Minaj tweeted out an idea that’s awfully similar to what the “Bird App” just implemented.
So, were Voice Tweets actually Nicki’s idea the whole time? Did Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey steal the idea from rap music’s most controversial queen? We may never know for sure.
What we DO know is that one of Nicki’s most famous fans, Lil Nas X, has been enjoying his Voice Tweets. The following audio is NSFW, so make sure your boss isn’t around if you’re playing it out loud.
— nope (@LilNasX) June 17, 2020
Speaking of NSFW audio, Cardi B also trolled the twitterverse with a “snippet” that ended up not being from her upcoming song, after all:
You guys deserve it .I love you guys soo much .I hope you guys enjoy the snippet. pic.twitter.com/wB03ojd9Fi
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) June 18, 2020
But not everybody stayed horny on main with the new feature. The legendary creative mind behind “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, shared something a little more beautiful with his new audio capabilities:
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 17, 2020