From Lady Gaga to Kanye West...
jason gregory
11:09 31st December 2010

As 2010 comes to an end, it will perhaps always be remembered as the year when music stars chose truly embraced social-networking - and particularly Twitter.

Indeed, rather than speaking to journalists this year, many musicians chose to use the micro-blog as a voice box to interact with their fans - just ask Lady Gaga, who has managed to amass over 7 million of them.

Kanye West also joined the party in the summer - and promptly became one of peoples’ must-follow celebrities.

From exclusive announcements to feuds and from bizarre tweets (Diddy, we’re looking at you) to nudity, Twitter had it all this year. Check out our favourite tweets of 2010 below.

  • 50 Cent: “Now my arm is f*cked up I hit my funny bone this sh*t hurt worst then falling of the bike.” (November)

  • Axl Rose on the media: “I've no respect for mean spirited aholes gettin' paid talkin' shit at other's expense or irresponsible biased partisan politics wanna be journalism by dated hacks. Go on! Back ur boy!” (February)

  • Kanye West on salmon: "I ordered the salmon medium instead of medium-well. I didn't want to ruin the magic" (July)

  • Liam Gallagher on comedian Peter Kay: “Listen up fat f*ck as a real northerner I was brought up 2 say shit 2 people's faces not behind their back. Live forever LG.” (February)

  • Rihanna on Justin Bieber: “Justin Bieber just flashed me his abs in the middle of a restaurant! Wow! He actually had a lil 6 pack! Sexy, lol! #Beliebersplzdontkillme." (November)

  • Lil' Wayne on being released from prison: “Aaaaaaahhhhhhmmmmm baaaaakkkkkkkkkk!" (November)

  • Drake on life: "We always ignore the ones who adore us, and adore the ones who ignore us." (August)

  • MC Hammer on feud with Jay-Z: “You wanted my attention #HellBoy (Jigga) got it.” (September)

  • Lily Allen on Courtney Love: “No but it's the sort of thing a paranoid drug addled lunatic might come up with.” (March)

  • Lostprophets Lee Gaze on Foals: "I've got some news. Foals are fucking shit.” (August)

  • Amy Winehouse to Mark Ronson: “Ronson you're dead to me; one album I write and you take half the credit - make a career out of it? Don’t think so BRUV.” (September)

  • Johnny Marr on David Cameron: “David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don't. I forbid you to like it.” (December)

  • Lily Allen to a Daily Mail journalist: “Katie Nicholl I THINK you're a c*nt, leave me out of your shitty column, you know nothing about the intimate details of my life.” (November)

  • Mani on Peter Hook: “3 things visible from space, great wall of china, peter hooks wallet stuffed with ian Curtis blood money, man citys empty trophy cabinet!” (September)

  • Lady Gaga on being the biggest Twitter user: "Hello world, this is Lady Gaga, queen of Twitter. I wanted to thank all my beautiful little monsters for following me. Thank you for beginning my reign as Twitter queen.” (August)

  • M.I.A publishes journalist's phone number: "CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b taking calls all day bitches ;)"

  • Courtney Love on Robert Pattinson playing Kurt Cobain: "I might despair and hey I like R-Patz, he's just not right for KC!" (April)

  • Nathan Followill on Kings Of Leon's pigeon-gate: "So sorry St. Louis. We had to bail. Too unsanitary to continue.” (July)

  • Katy Perry on her and husband Russell Brand adopting Justin Bieber: “hey...@rustyrockets... I know we're getting hitched & all but I was wondering if u'd be open 2 the idea of adopting 1st? I have an idea.. Whata bout this cute lil one?! I'm sure he could use a great home!!!” adding the topic ‘#katyperryadoptsjustinbieber’. (April)

  • Tim Westwood on Celebrity Big Brother invite: “Just been asked to go on CBB! Should I ask for time off from the radio?” (January)

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