Twitter was active this week and perked up especially on Friday with the release of Kanye West's gospel album Jesus Is King.
Black Twitter took particular joy in crushing the long-awaited album and stepped things up further by turning Kirk Franklin into a trending topic. Franklin is wildly popular and has been making his rounds in recent months promoting his new album, Long Live Love, which has topped the gospel charts since June.
His latest hit “Love Theory” is one of the most-streamed gospel songs on Spotify, and “OK,” is now at the top of the Gospel Digital Song Sales chart.
Many believe he ushered in a new wave of gospel music with decades of hits that still ring off no matter where they play.
When the 40-year-old busted into the music scene, he entered a territory with unprecedented beats and lyrics. He inspired generations of Christians with hits that made you worship down with your best moves, respectfully.
Now, the gospel singer spends his time spreading the importance of spirituality while recently condemning the spread of hate toward the LGBTQ community.
These are your Tweets of the Week.
Twitter praised the gospel legend and reminded everyone who the real GOAT is.
"Kirk Franklin" is trending and it's just ppl dragging Kanye's gospel album pic.twitter.com/wxrU5jHJY1
— blu girl ????????♀️???? (@blugirl718) October 25, 2019
imma keep it 8 more than 92 with y’all,
there’s some Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Lecrae albums that slap way harder than this Kanye Album
— JD Scott ???? (@ICEgawwd) October 25, 2019
— ????????????????t͓̽r͓̽u͓̽e͓̽ (@pleasurepainpat) October 25, 2019
My favorite song by #KirkFranklin is “Silver and Gold.” But for those who don’t know about that, here’s the hit. According to the instructions, this makes you clap your hands and makes you wanna dance. Enjoy. pic.twitter.com/IWflHRWEFI
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 25, 2019
Kanye’s literally the world’s biggest troll. He can get yall fools to listen to WHATEVER he puts out even after his MAGA hat wearing, self-hating nonsense he spews, & suddenly everyones a Christian
If you wanted Gospel go hype Kirk Franklin. But yall not actually bout that life
— Miranda???? (@Minne_miraaa) October 25, 2019
Fans, who expected the album to drop at midnight early Friday morning, had to wait another 10 hours before they could dump on West's turn toward religion.
Kanye got niggas up at midnight waiting on this Kirk Franklin tribute album pic.twitter.com/l7bcZScnWh
— Great Value Rick Ross (@EssDotBetts) October 25, 2019
Nigga dropped some discount Kirk Franklin and niggas mad I’m calling it MID???
— Kish ???????? (@yvngplank) October 25, 2019
Can someone make a meme of Chance the Rapper morphing into Kanye morphing into Kirk Franklin?
— me (@totheppl_) October 25, 2019
Listened to "Jesus is King" then immediately switched to streaming Kirk Franklin. Thanks Kanye for reminding me who the real GOAT is.
— Keity Chillin (@_JustKeity) October 25, 2019
Even Billboard got in on the fun, touting Franklin's lengthy stay atop the gospel charts.
— billboard (@billboard) October 25, 2019
Despite a busy Friday of clowning and shade, the Paul Rudd meme dominated Twitter for the first half of the week.
Niggas with masters degrees and niggas who didn’t finish high school both working at a job that doesn’t pay them a living wage pic.twitter.com/dMBpJgXvtg
— Mirio ToGOATa (@damarshen) October 24, 2019
Solange and Jay Z at family reunions after the elevator incident pic.twitter.com/bd9mhii6iB
— M. (@BGKCSLAY) October 23, 2019
when you and your ex said you were gonna get married and now you’ve both blocked eachother on everything
— kenna (@katiefanacct) October 23, 2019
Gina Rodriguez and Scarlett Johansson on set with still intact careers after being racist and antiblack pic.twitter.com/04nxAGPsSG
— Rachél Snow (@5HAHEM2) October 23, 2019
me and my siblings getting along as 20-somethings after almost killing each other as kids pic.twitter.com/WVQpG4EvcK
— caylee costanza ???? (@redactedgirl) October 22, 2019
Even the creators behind the infamous video got clowned for being days slower than speedy Black Twitter.
Yikes! Y’all late to your own party. Black Twitter has been creating captions for the last 24-36 hours. See what happens when you don’t have the right people on staff who can create – not follow up on – trends? https://t.co/Ftznn0cjnx
— Jokaby Jean (@JokabyJean) October 22, 2019