Rapper Snoop Dogg said he may swoop in to purchase Twitter now that Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid to purchase the social media company is on hold.
Musk’s announcement Friday that the deal is “temporarily on hold” over the number of pretend accounts on the positioning prompted the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” singer to make some news of his own.
“Could have 2 buy Twitter now,” Snoop tweeted.
As boss of Twitter, the rapper laid out a set of latest rules for the corporate, which included replacing the board of directors, giving everyone a verified account and putting free web on airplanes.
“Gonna replace the board of directors with Jimmy from my corner Fish Fry, Tommy Chung and tha guy with the ponytail on CNBC,” he wrote. “Everyone gets a blue checkmark. Even tha bots with 10 letters of their name that hit you in DMs n just say “Hello”. Nah f–k those bots.”
Could have 2 buy Twitter now.
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) May 13, 2022
He later tweeted: “First line of business. Free web on airplanes!!! 29 dollars for 1 hour is bulls–t.”
Twitter’s stock went on a rollercoaster ride Friday, dropping nearly 10 percent after Musk relayed the stalled status of the deal.
“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent lower than 5% of users,” the Tesla CEO said in an early Friday tweet at 5:44 a.m.
Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent lower than 5% of usershttps://t.co/Y2t0QMuuyn
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 13, 2022
The social media giant’s stock then fell greater than 25% to as little as $33.79 in pre-market trading — far below Musk’s marijuana-themed purchase price of $54.20, indicating investors were betting the deal wouldn’t undergo.
At 7:50 a.m., Musk tweeted again that he was “Still committed to acquisition.”
Twitter’s shares erased a few of their losses and were hovering around $40 shortly before markets were set to shut Friday. That’s still about 11% lower than where they closed a day earlier.
Should the Twitter deal undergo, Musk has indicated the will to crack down on bots.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Should the Twitter deal undergo, Musk has said that cracking down on spam accounts and bots will probably be a top priority.
The billionaire has also vowed to purchase out Twitter shareholders and take the corporate private. He also intends to revamp the corporate’s content moderation policies which have resulted in bans on controversial figures, a lot of them on the political right.