Z-Ro Is Now On Twitter - Both Of Him

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With the other guys, it made sense.

Chamillionaire: The tech junkie? The basketball fan? The guy so confident in himself that he created a whole new unit of money measurement and then named himself after it? Of course he'd be on Twitter.

Bun B: He was a little late jumping in, but the elder statesman of Houston hip-hop absolutely needed to be on Twitter. He's Bun honking B, regarded as one of the wisest, most insightful people in the hustle. Everyone needs more Bun B.

Lil Flip: Duh. He's Flip. How else is anyone going to keep up with the snowstorm of mixtapes each day?

Slim Thug: He makes rape jokes, sex jokes, poop jokes, actively engages in feuds, actively engages in incendiary conversation just because, enjoys posting pictures of naked fat women; in short, he was built for Twitter.

Trae: It seemed wayward at first - how could one of the rawest guys in the city find any interest in anything that employed the use of the word "tweet"? - until you realized that he has built his entire career around making himself as available to his fans as possible. Trae is the people and the people are on Twitter.

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But Z-Ro? On something as idyllic as Twitter? The guy who has painted a picture of himself as a real-life, living, breathing Boogeyman? The guy who has basked in his own ability to shoot at women or open up a chest plate simply because he couldn't think straight? The universe seemed more likely to cave in on itself before he would ever make a hashtag joke.

Alas, Rother Vandross is officially now on Twitter. There was speculation at first, same as when Scarface peeked in for a bit to see what the fuss was about, but Ro was drawn into confirmation by an irksome fake Z-Ro Twitter account yesterday.

Frankly, it's raised more questions than answers: Is the apocalypse upon us? They get the Internet in Hell? I'm considering following him: Is it possible to be murdered through Twitter? And so on.

But really, there's only one question that needs to be asked: Will this, in any way at all, affect Z-Ro's legacy?

It seems silly to assume that it will, but that doesn't make it a less interesting conversation, which makes it about as real as it needs to get.


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