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Twitter Turns Dionne Warwick Tweet About 2020 ‘Foolishness’ Into NYC Billboard (Video)

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Twitter turns a Dionne Warwick tweet into a NYC billboard

*Dionne Warwick’s viral tweets have become a bright spot in a trying 2020, and Twitter has taken notice.

The 80-year-old music legend joined Twitter in 2012, but only recently started making headlines over her musings, from asking Chance the Rapper why he put “rapper” in his stage name, to asking all of Twitter how to tweet Snoop Dogg, to calling out some man asking her to buy him a PlayStation 5, to sending well wishes to Taylor Swift.

Now one of Warwick’s tweets has its own billboard in New York City’s Bryant Park: “Please do not bring that foolishness into 2021,” the Dec. 11 tweet reads.

The billboard with Warwick’s tweet is one of several from real people pulled for Twitter’s end-of-year out-of-home campaign. In addition to New York, the social network has bought billboards and murals in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco/Oakland — all to pitch the idea that Twitter was the place to keep it real, reports Variety.

According to Twitter, users have posted more than 6 million tweets about 2020 to date.

Twitter’s main account tweeted the photo of the Warwick billboard on Monday. Earlier this month, she did several interviews about her newfound Twitter fame. Here are a few below, followed by Chance the Rapper’s response to her tweet (at the 2:30 mark), and “Saturday Night Live’s” recent skit based on Warwick’s tweets, where the sangin’ diva, played by Ego Nwodim, brought her hilariously-blunt musings to guests of her own talk show.

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