15 Famous 1st Black Tweets: Thanks, Twitter!

No weekend plans? Spend a few hours on Twitter’s new #FirstTweet finder to see if your favorite black Twitter celebs had anything to say when they signed on.

A person poses with a cellphone in front of a computer screen to check Barack Obama's tweet on Nov. 7, 2012, in Paris after his re-election as U.S. president. 

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To celebrate the microblogging site’s own eighth birthday, this week the folks at Twitter unveiled their new #FirstTweet finder page—an easy way to see what your tweeps said when they first jumped into the Twitter fray. It’s also an easy way to see if your favorite notables had any Twitter game when they first joined. Here’s a few of those who did:

1. @BarackObama


Just one more signature. Sure, that’ll do it, Sen. Obama.

2. @ShondaRhimes


Actual black POTUS is so 2009. I think I’ll write a show about a white POTUS with a black girlfriend.

3. @JanelleMonae


Just sitting in my space capsule here at mission control on planet Metropolis.

4. @FloydMayweather


Of course you are.

5. @NickCannon


Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Mariah Carey.

6. @AngelaSimmons


That’s kinda aggressive.

7. @THEHermanCain


No. 6: Probably don’t vote for Herman Cain. No 7: Spellcheck.

8. @MissMelyssaFord


Girl, you know everyone can read these, right?

9. @boriskodjoe


Someone’s in the running for Dad of the Year.

10. @thesheertruth


Turns out she gets funnier later on.

11. @WhoopiGoldberg


We know you’re shy, Whoopi.

12. @SpikeLee


Mars Blackmon in the house.

13. @TheRealEve


Keeping it conscious.

14. @HenryLouisGates


The Root’s fearless leader already knows the answer. But do you?

15. @DrMayaAngelou


Love her.

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