Rap star Lil Kim may not have dropped an album in over five years, but her popularity soared in 2010, according to new data recently released by social networking website Twitter.
Despite many high profile releases and events in Hip-Hop over 2010, Lil Kim was the only rap artist to place on Twitter’s “2010 Trends on Twitter” People list.
The Queen Bee landed at #5 on Twitter’s “People” list, just one slot behind Mel Gibson (#4) and ahead of celebrities like Zilda Arns (#7) and future princess, Kate Middleton (#8).
Pop singer Justin Bieber landed at #1 on the list, which also includes Lady Gaga (#3) and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (#4).
Other top trends on Twitter in 2010 included the Gulf oil spill, the Haiti earthquake, the conflict’s between the Koreas, “Cablegate,” Lebron James, Mike Vick, Google Android, Apple IOS and others.
Rappers Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Rihanna all landed on Twitter’s “Top 10 Most Retweeted Tweets” list as well.