"Drake gonna have a field day now" — Internet reacts after Metro Boomin celebrates private Twitter likes

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Superhero rapper Leland Tyler Wayne, aka Metro Boomin, has been in the headlines recently owing to his feud with Drake and for celebrating private X likes. On June 12, 2024, X (formerly Twitter) announced that the platform would make the likes feature private so that everyone could protect their privacy.

Celebrating this new X feature, Metro Boomin tweeted:

The rapper's tweet made him the center of trolling comments wherein fans were trying to know what the rapper was trying to hide and why he was celebrating a feature like private likes.

Linking the trolling comments to Metro Boomin's feud with Drake, indicating that this would make Drizzy happy, one netizen tweeted:

"Drake gonna have a field day now."

Additionally, there was a series of humorous comments on the incident of Metro Boomin celebrating private likes:

"What are you trying to hide Metro? 🤔" one X user questioned.
"WHY would you tweet this lmao" another X user tweeted.

Some people also connected Metro Boomin's private likes celebration to the rumors of him being a pedophile:

"He bout to put lebron numbers in them underage girls posts" an X user joked.
"Yea we know #METROGROOMIN" another X user tweeted.
"now you can groom in peace" an X user tweeted.

Additionally, some of the tweets trolling Metro Boomin claimed that the Space Cadet rapper liked watching lewd content on the platform.

More details on Metro Boomin's celebrated private likes and other novelty features on X

According to a tweet on the official X Engineering account, a user can view the posts they have liked, but others cannot. Moreover, a user's like count and other metrics will be visible on the user's profile notifications. The post's author will also be able to see who has liked their posts.

Per Business Standard, X's owner, Elon Musk, has rolled out the feature to drive user engagement. The private likes feature was initially limited to premium subscribers. However, it is a pan-platform feature now, and the advantage of privacy might boost new users and enhance user retention owing to the hidden identity of people who like a post.

Moreover, the social media platform recently announced on June 3, 2024, that it will officially permit p**nographic content, given it is labeled as the same under its new policy. In an official statement of the policy, X mentioned:

“We believe that users should be able to create, distribute and consume material related to s*xual themes as long as it is consensually produced and distributed."

In its official statement, the social media website's official handle mentioned that the team believes in the "autonomy of adults" to create and engage in content that portrays their desires and experiences, inclusive of s*xuality-related content. This includes both written and visual content, which the X team considers a "legitimate form of artistic expression."

Apart from the recent incident of getting trolled by fans on X, Metro Boomin is launching his comic book series called The Metroverse. Talking to Rolling Stone about the same, the rapper called it "a dream come true."

The comic book series is the rapper's collaboration with Vasilis Lolos, Ryan Cady, Micah Meyers, Vincent Kings, and Fred Stressing.

Edited by Shreya Das
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