Overnight Celebrity

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"Overnight Celebrity"
Single by Twista
from the album Kamikaze
Released March 9, 2004
Format CD single, 12-inch single
Recorded August 2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:53
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Carl Marshall, Kanye West, Lenny Williams, Miri Ben-Ari, M. Bennett
Producer(s) Kanye West
Certification Gold (RIAA)[1]
Twista singles chronology
"Slow Jamz"
"Overnight Celebrity"
"So Sexy"

"Overnight Celebrity" is the second single from Twista's 2004 album Kamikaze. The song was produced and features uncredited vocals by Kanye West. It contains a sample of the Lenny Williams song "Cause I Love You". The song reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 11, 2004.


The song is about Twista meeting a woman on the street and telling her about all the things he could do for her, while pointing out her features. He tells the woman he can make her a celebrity overnight. The song "Prototype" from Outkast is referenced in the song when Twista says "Dre told me you were the prototype". The video was directed by Erik White and features violinist Miri Ben-Ari (who played the strings in the record), model Miya Granatelli, Bishop Don "Magic" Juan and Chicago rappers Do or Die, Da Brat,Rip, White Boy, Crucial Conflict, and Bump J. While he raps the song's hook, Kanye West does not appear in the video.

In a version shown on BET, "MTV Awards" was muted out.

In popular culture[edit]


The official remix was made which features rappers Cam'ron & Bumpy Johnson and an unofficial remix was made which features rappers Cam'ron, 50 Cent & DJ Clue. Kellee Maize's viral song Google Female Rapper is a freestyle using this song's instrumental.


Chart (2004) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 16
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 6
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 2
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[6] 23


  1. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - "Overnight Celebrity". RIAA.com. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  2. ^ "Archive Chart: 2004-07-03" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Twista – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Twista. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Twista – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Twista. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Twista – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Twista. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Twista – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Twista. Retrieved May 5, 2016.

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