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Pop stars had public spats, Gaga AND Britney set world records and Katy Perry kissed a kangaroo (and she liked it). Here's our roundup of the best Twitter moments of 2011.
The US rapper found himself on the receiving end of abuse from Britney fans after a tweeting what he described as a "playful" comment about the singer's chart positions. His original post read: "Yo Britney. I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you be #1, but me and Jay-Z single is one of the best songs of all time." After fans complained he added "Lol" to his tweet, but later decided to remove it altogether. The rapper later said, "On a serious note, I'm truly happy for Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears... No hate in 2011! I thought LOL signified a joke... I didn't get the 2011 LOL doesn't signify a joke anymore memo."
The X Factor judge aired her views regarding the current increase in university tuition fees through her Twitter page. The singer wrote: "I've stayed quiet for too long, I can't believe that the government have got away with putting up university fees! How dare they think it's acceptable to keep the poor poor and the rich rich, when employment is at the lowest it's ever been, people don't choose the background they come from, why is it ok to take away any opportunity they have to make something of themselves! It's disgusting!" She continued with: "I'm serious I'm speaking to the people that deal with my press and seeing how I can get involved, I don't know much about politics or the full story on the situation but I am willing to learn and help fight this! I am disgusted, WHO'S WITH ME?" The star followed her rant by contacting the National Union Of Students to ask how she can get involved.
The singer revealed on her official website that new album 'Femme Fatale' had broken records after becoming a trending topic for six days straight - before it was even released! It is still in the top ten of the longest running trending topics on Twitter. The singer, who is credited with being one of the first major celebrities to join the social network, released her album 'Femme Fatale' in March 2011 and went on to complete a worldwide tour of the same name by December 2011.
The 'We Found Love' singer took to Twitter for fans to choose the next single from album 'Loud'. The #RihannaNavy voted in their thousands with 'California King Bed' coming out on top. The song finished ahead of 'Man Down', 'Cheers' and 'Fading' in the final shortlist. 'California King Bed' was produced by The Runners; Producer DJ Nasty broke the news to his followers on Twitter, tweeting: 'Congratz 2 My Team We Winning! The Real Runners Did Rihanna's Official Next Single! 'California King Bed'. Picture: Twitter
The chart-topping stars found themselves at the centre of a bust-up over Twitter after the 'Feel So Close' singer pulled out of performing at Perry's UK shows. Perry fuelled the row after posting "Calvin Harris will NOT be joining in on the fun and has CANCELLED last minute." But Calvin hit back, also on Twitter, saying he had good reason for backing out: "Sorry to all who wanted to see me with Katy - her team suddenly moved the goalposts, and i was to appear on stage with "no production". It would have looked s**t, sounded s**t - trust me you would have been more disappointed Seeing the show than u are with me cancelling. That's the honest truth. Her show is Awesome, you'll all have an amazing time without me. (especially w/o (without) me DJing on a cardboard box in front of a pink curtain)." The Scottish producer later apologised to Katy Perry and her fans for his comments.
The 'Mistletoe' singer sent his #Beliebers into a world of frenzy after teasing the release of his film Never Say Never on DVD.
After recent celeb bust-ups and divorce claims Katy Perry created a Twitter 'awwww' moment after posting a picture of her smooching with a Kangaroo on tour in Australia.
The singer's #LittleMonsters bagged the 'Born This Way' superstar yet another record, making her the first celebrity to hit the 10 million mark. As of December 2011, her Twitter fanbase had increased to 17 million. In second and third place are Justin Bieber and Katy Perry with 15 million and 12 million followers respectively. Picture: Twitter
A new Twitter trends saw the likes of Chris Brown, Katy Perry and The Wanted (pictured) lying face down in random locations and tweeting the resulting photographs.
Example found himself at the centre of a heated Twitter exchange with Alexandra Burke. It all kicked when Example tweeted: "29 is my real age by the way. My PR age is 24. Everyone has a different age for the media. Alexandra Burke is actually 41". This clearly hit a nerve with Alex, as she told her followers to "be ready" before tweeting: "I'm all about the love&positivity in this industry.. But what I HATE is when celebs hate on 1another..We should all be supporting 1another". She then went on to post a series of tweets, telling Example: "if you want my # I will gladly give it 2 u so we can have this out. Tired of ur constant bitching!". Rochelle from The Saturdays piped up in support of Burke, tweeting: "here here!!!!!!!! Hopefully our paths will all cross together...6 V 1, silly silly boy! Grow a pair!!x". Example retaliated by replying "can we all just sit down together and just be friends. I'll write you some good songs", before informing Rochelle that his next arena tour was in need of "some miming dancers". He later posted: "This beef between me Alexandra Burke and The Saturdays is really kicking off. Don't they realise when boys are mean it means you fancy them." Might wanna work on your chat up lines, Example.
The Girls Aloud star joined the social networking site to set the record straight following her dramatic exit from the US version of The X Factor. After months of mere glimpses of Cheryl at parties with her Black Eyed Peas boss will.i.am, and pap shots of the 'Parachute' star jetting in and out of LA, Cheryl Cole makes her Twitter debut with the post: "It's me CC! WHERE MY SOLDIERS AT.......?!!! " was Cheryl's very first post. "I can't believe what my fingers are doing but yes I'm tweeting :-s so here goes...X " Since her Twitter arrival back in July the singer has recruited over 1 million followers, and has tweeted pictures of herself out in London with Will.i.am. Picture: Twitter
Dappy posted the nude photo of himself after being inspired by a fellow pop star. "I saw Chris Brown had done a naked picture and he had a teeny-weeny little thing," Dappy spilled. "So I thought to myself, 'I can do that too man. And mine ain't tiny." The full picture shows Dappy completely naked, apart from a pair of red trainers, a cap and sunglasses, drinking from a bottle of orange juice. Despite having a girlfriend, Dappy says posting the nude photo on the internet has bagged him way more female fans. "Man I've got loads of women fans now," Dappy said. "I have to tell 'em, 'Ease up, women, ease up', innit...But listen (my girlfriend) Kaye knows I love her to death and she also knows there's an image to all this." Dappy also told the Daily Mirror he'd bought Kaye, who is the mother to Dappy's kids Milo and Gino, a "big massive diamond ring" to show just how much he loves her.
Our very own capitalfm.com live webchat with One Direction became a worldwide trend as Harry, Liam, Zayn, Niall and Louis answered fan questions.
The former singer turned clothes shop owner questioned the event's credibility after Jessie J led the nominations for this year's MOBO Awards. Allen tweeted "Now I love Jesse J as much as the next person, but how is her music of 'black origin'? It is cause she says 'man dem' in her tune?".
#PrayForAdele becomes a world-wide trend after rumours that the star had been diagnosed with throat cancer began to circulate around the web. A spokesman for the 'Rolling In The Deep' singer later denied the rumours and insisted a vocal cord hemorrhage was the reason for cancelled shows.