Vince Staples is the opposite of subliminal. He’s never been afraid to share his thoughts on hip-hop’s culture, music and characters, even if his opinion goes against the grain. Still, he also acknowledges that sometimes things can go too far on Twitter, and he’s taken several self-imposed exiles from the social media platform. Last year, he even deleted over 10,000 of his tweets and comments before moving strictly to Instagram and Snapchat for a while.

Staples is one of the few who delivers hard truths. His Twitter is best described as “enlightening,” and followers can expect nothing but realness with a satisfying degree of shock value. Here’s some of the most notable times Staples may have been too real for the twittersphere.

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