Twitter posts ads of Megan Thee Stallion, Simu Liu, Niall Horan, and more tweeting their dreams into reality
Before life in the spotlight, your favorite celebrities have all once been Twitter dreamers, too.
For their latest campaign, Twitter released billboards featuring tweets of celebrities who, at one point in the past, have posted their ambitious musings on the website.
With a caption, "if you can dream it, Tweet it," the Twitter account of the website posted a thread on Jan. 18 sharing photos of the billboards, along with the locations where each can be found—from New York, Hollywood, Chicago, San Francisco, to Los Angeles, even reaching Toronto, Canada.
Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion was the first on the thread with her tweet on May 28, 2014, “I need a team bc I promise this rap sh-t gone take off for me.” From the looks of it, things really took off for the Savage singer as she’s up for two Grammy nominations this 2022!
Marvel’s Shang Chi lead star Simu Liu’s strong manifestation energy was on full display on his Twitter billboard. His tweet on Dec. 4, 2018 read: “OK @Marvel, are we gonna talk or what #ShangChi.” We wonder if Marvel slid into his DMs right that instance and started ironing it out as Liu happened to reply on the same tweet in 2019, saying, “Well, sh-t.”
Former One Direction member Niall Horan, whose 2010 X-Factor UK audition reached its anniversary two days before the ad campaign’s launch, retweeted the billboard photo of his iconic tweet to his 41.3 million followers. He wrote on Jan. 16, 2010, “applied for xfactor, hope it all wrks out.” Well guess what, young Niall, it did “wrk” out!
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II also set his destiny in (Twitter) stone, and the microblogging giant shared it to the world on his own billboard. His tweet on Feb. 6, 2013 said: "I bet it feels amazing to be the quarterback who says ‘I'm going to Disney World’ after winning the Super Bowl #Qbs." Seven years later, he led the Chiefs to victory at the Super Bowl LIV and went to Disney World in 2020.
Demi Lovato also prophesied their singing the national anthem of the US at a Super Bowl on their tweet on Feb. 7, 2010, saying, "One day, I'm gonna sing the national anthem at a super bowl. Onnnee dayyy....” Lovato sang The Star-Spangled Banner a decade later at the same National Football League season that Mahomes won.
Twitter’s own account also changed their bio to “don’t leave your dreams in your drafts” for the 12-billboard campaign, and netizens all took the time to spot and take photos of them in person—even the celebrities themselves!
Over on the local side, some Pinoy celebrities have also manifested their dreams on Twitter, such as Maine Mendoza’s famous “Arjo cutie” tweet in 2013 and Maris Racal’s tweet about Rico Blanco, which wrote: “Hay Rico Blanco when will I hear you sing live.” Maybe someday, Twitter will grant them their own billboards in the Philippines. Billboard, cutie!