An amusing Twitter exchange between rap star Drake and T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire chairman of BP Capital, has been catching significant attention Thursday -- to the tune of more than 24,000 retweets as of 12:15 p.m. ET.
The 25-year-old rapper, who ranks number five for social buzz on Mashable's mRank Leaderboard for musicians and bands, sent a tweet Wednesday to his 7.4 million followers: "The first million is the hardest."
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Pickens, the 330th richest man in the U.S., responded hours later, manually retweeting Drake and adding "The first billion is a helluva lot harder." Forbes pins Pickens's net worth at $1.4 billion.
The first billion is a helluva lot harder RT @Drake: The first million is the hardest.
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— T. Boone Pickens (@boonepickens) May 31, 2012
More than 8,200 Twitter accounts retweeted the witty response. Drake's tweet attracted 15,000-plus retweets.
Drake fired back, saying Pickens "stunted on me heavy." Stunting means to show off one's worth or power.
@boonepickens just stunted on me heavy.
— Drizzy (@Drake) May 31, 2012
Drake's reply netted more than 1,000 retweets. Pickens, who has 46,640 followers, does not follow Drake.
How People Reacted to the Twitter Exchange
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 31, 2012
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