In celebration of Twitter's eighth year of chatting us up 140 characters at a time, it's time to find out what stars like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and more said during their first time at bat. They range from Katy Perry gushing about joining in on the fun to Drake admitting defeat by no longer holding out and even Jay Z, who shouted out the buddies that encouraged him to get in the tweets.
Just got into Berlin... feeling better thank you, have my vicks inhaler by my bedside... and P.S. I TWITTTTER! GAH. Such a follower!
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) February 21, 2009
Ssup it's P and i am OTHER. I'd like to send my first tweet and thank everyone who has supported my vision and endeavors over the years.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) July 20, 2011
Welcome to the official Miley Cyrus "Gypsy Heart Tour" twitter page!!!
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 30, 2011
i think my fingernails are too short to be a member of the twittersphere
— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 22, 2012
Hey World, It's B! I'm so excited to invite you to my new http://t.co/fZxlrtAh - we've been working hard, and it's finally ready for you XO
— Beyoncé Knowles (@Beyonce) April 5, 2012
We Made You
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) March 21, 2009
The Wait Is Ova. Nov 23 09
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 13, 2009
Hello everyone! from the One Direction boys. x
— One Direction (@onedirection) October 30, 2010
Check out my single "ONE TIME" on my myspace and spread the word for me. Thanks www.myspace.com/justinbieber
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 12, 2009
I was FINALLY convinced to get on Twitter! Follow me guys!
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) April 27, 2009
— kesha (@KeshaRose) March 23, 2009
op rehearsing for my video just dance and am now at wmc to perform at the Armani and nervous records party. But I am no nervous record! ...
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 27, 2008
I wish I didn't spontaneously burst into tears in people's studios. Highly embarrassing for them
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) May 27, 2009
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 25, 2008
Fine...you got me.
— Drizzy (@Drake) March 28, 2009
In The Studio With Far east Movement
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) January 6, 2010
Hi guys! A little late in the game but I’m starting to figure out this whole twitter thing. Finally out of the studio for a week
— Shakira (@shakira) June 12, 2009
This is Hov... Ahmir! Half! Haa.
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) November 22, 2008
Tennman Records released its first single today, Esmee Denters' "Outta Here". http://tinyurl.com/cs55pa. What do you think?
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 14, 2009
Welcome to Britney Spears' Twitter! Follow the latest in Britney news and get updates straight from Britney and her entourage.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) October 10, 2008
testing twitter out
— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 4, 2009
luke is participating in the paper doll project - auction starts on nov 28th at http://pages.ebay.com/paperdoll.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) November 14, 2008
http://twitpic.com/c5vqp - Testing... 1-2-3. Is this thing on?
— Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) July 30, 2009
Welcome to Keith Urban's official Twitter page!
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) May 15, 2008
im super new to this twitter shit but wudup tho !..........follow me biot¢h..........wudup mak......happy bday LO......8 days of freedom..ym
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) February 22, 2010