Twitter on trial. Courtney Love heads into court (as usual!) in February facing defamation charges by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir, who claims that in 2009, the singer-turned-something-or-other issued some particularly slanderous claims via Twitter.
Love began the Twitter battle after Simorangkir accused her of stealing thousands of dollars worth of clothes. Love retaliated by calling Simorangkir a "drug-pushing prostitute with a history of assault and battery who lost custody of her own child and capitalized on Love's fame before stealing from her," as THR reports. Love's tweet: "She has received a VAST amount of money from me over 40,000 dollars and I do not make people famous and get raped TOO!"
La Love's Twitter account has been suspended and this case marks the first time slander charges have brought a Twitterer into court. But we're sure this won't be the last. We've been thinking about some other musicians who lay down some serious smack via Twitter. So here are our Top 8 slanderers, dissers, tweet thugs and all around Twitter idiots:
8 & 7. G-unit alums Tony Yayo and rapper Game
These toools got into a Twitter beef when Yayo alleged that Game was not in control of his own empire. Then the disses got serious and proctocological:
@thegame u the puppet Henchmen had his hand up your ass for years. And now that u don't have hits out how u gon feed them Blood niggas
Then the Game got homophobic:
1st of all @tonyyayo when I was talkin bout a G-Unit reunion I wasn't talkin to you "YOU FUCKIN PUPPET" I was talkin to CURTIS MAN 2 MAN !
@tonyyayo but keep "TRYNA STUNT" & I will RE-BRAKE every bone in yo CAREER like I did da 1st time NIGGA !about
Nigga, you NEVER had a HIT & u bout da same age as CURTIS BLOW. If u wasnt suckin so much D!CK over there u'd be cleanin SUBWAYS n the BRONX
6. Ice - T
After singer Aimee Mann delivered some less than complimentary critiques of Ice-T's acting prowess, the former Tank Girl actor took to twitter to suggest a culinary delight for Mann.
5. John Mayer
The fratty guitarist is no stranger to twitter troubles. Mayer had nearly no filter on the microblogging site until he shut down completely earlier this year. But his biggest twitter faux pas? Congratulating Will.i.Am on punching Perez Hilton:
@People don't want to see you hurt, they want to see you experience something equalizing.
When naked cellphone pictures of Trina hit the internet, rapper Khia recently went off on Trina, alleging that her fellow female MC had some gnarly diseases:
All her Tweets: If More Of U Delayed H*es Was Tittie Feed U Would Have Mo Since Instead Of Being A Yuck Mouf Like Hurrican K Trina lol F*ck Them H*es BAD D*CK IS THE BLAME..I TOLD YALL ON THE HIT EM UP DISS THAT SHE WAS CORROTED ONE DAY YALL GONE LISTEN 2 THE QUEEN..TEAM KHIA LETS TAKE OVER WE HAVE WORK 2DO," "ANGERMANAGEMENT PEOPLE..YALL MAD WE GAGGING..I DONT F*CK WIT FAKES H*ES SHE CALLED I SAID H*LL NAW TRINA CALLED I SAID TRIPPLE H*LL NAW NO LETS KEEP IT 100 LOL..What In The World Is @darealkhiaTalking About Lol Dumb B*tch Go On Hurricane K-trinas Page Y R U Here??? This Is Only 4 The Healthy People.
2 & 3 Chris Brown and BE'Mario Thornton
In late December, Chris Brown squared off in a Twitter battle with former B2k member Raz-B, aka De'mario Thornton, that turned into a slanderous showdown. Thornton lashed out at brown for this abuse of Rihanna and Brown retaliated by tossing homophobic slurs and taunted the molestation charges Thornton alleged against his ex manager. It was a mess with both parties guilty of slander:
@razb2k: I'm just sitting here thinking how can n*ggas like @EBenet & @Chris Brown disrespect women as intelligent as @HalleBerry11 @Rihanna.
@chrisbrown: @RazB2K n*gga you want attention! Grow up n*gga!!! D*ck in the booty *ss little boy.
Then it got nasty:
From Chris Brown:
Tell me this @RazB2K!! Why when the money was coming in you weren't complaining about getting butt-plugged! #homothug!!!
I ain't deleting my tweet either!! I was minding my damn business and Peter Pan decides to pop off!!! #whatalame
I'm not mad though!!! I'm just not silent nor am I one of these scary R&B cats!!
I'm not homophobic! He's just disrespectful!!!
Yo @Chrisbrown I heard about all your boyfriends & tell your cheerleader @1Omarion to shut the fuck up before I send J Boogs to fuck his mama again.
@Chrisbrown you steady talking about your career and homothugs but you have yet to respond about your boyfriend @Andre_Merritt
@Chrisbrown Since you took this that far! Dude, I wasn't raped! What a disrespect to every kid around the world that has been molested!!!!!
@Chrisbrown u victimize victims, you're a homophobe, you're on the down low and a woman beater. Merry Christmas and thanks for showing everyone your true colors.
And the most idiotic Twittering Tool is... (of course)
1. 50 Cent
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More than just dropping occasional disses on his Twitter, 50 Cent has sometimes decided to issue full on threats. When rapper Jah Rule headed into the slammer for a two year prison term, 50 began tweeting threats against anyone who wanted to start shit with him:
50 Cent: I'm well connected, I'm a say it again. I'm well connected don't f**k with my little homie jah
and not to mention his comment about the suicide of a gay college student:
If you a man and your over 25 and you don't eat pu**y just kill your self damn it, The world will be a better place. Lol.