Everyone who is Extremely Online is familiar with @dril. The Twitter account is a perfect satire of what it’s like to be on the social media site. Politicians, celebrities, and other people have unknowingly replicated the format of @dril’s tweets—which usually causes ridicule. But, sometimes, telling a person that their tweet sounded like a @dril tweet is a compliment. Especially when that person is Ice-T, who tweets funny and blunt takes to his more than 1 million followers.
On Sunday, Twitter user @portal_narlish compared Ice-T to @dril after the rapper and actor tweeted: “NOTICE: Please don’t Tweet @ me if you’re just gonna Delete your comment when I simply Reply…”
ice t is dril https://t.co/Y5VafqZvdp— portal (@portal_narlish) August 19, 2018
Dril fans seemed to agree that Ice-T’s tweet mimicked the idiosyncratic style of the anonymous Twitter account. But one person didn’t get the joke—Ice-T.
No diss .. Please explain to me what’s Dril? https://t.co/y9j3V3lADg— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) August 19, 2018
Ice-T was humble about his lack of knowledge about this aspect of internet culture. “No diss…Please explain to me what’s Dril?” he tweeted.
His fans offered explanations:
the poet laureate of the internet— Kirei Ketamine (@TheWeightOfUwU) August 19, 2018
And everyone generally went crazy over the fact that Ice-T was asking his fans to explain a meme.
Marvel: "Infinity War is the most ambitious crossover event in history"— nom de plume (@atlsportscholar) August 20, 2018
🚨🚨🚨worlds colliding🚨🚨🚨 https://t.co/q6ngA55Q5i— a sweetheart (@kateemick) August 20, 2018
THE INTERNET JUST TRIED TO EXPLAIN DRIL TO THE INVENTOR OF GANGSTER RAP AND I'M OVERJOYED. https://t.co/4unZgiVKvk— ＢＥＡＴ (@BEAT_TWITTAR) August 20, 2018
Ice-T probably knows who @dril is now. But his recent tweets still resemble the anonymous online personality. In other words, they’re great.
The Block button is your friend. But the MUTE button suspends the Dumbfuck in a bottomless Twitter void. https://t.co/BpvZucCUs8— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) August 20, 2018