|Single by Twista|
|from the album Kamikaze|
|Released||March 9, 2004|
|Format||CD single, 12-inch single|
|Songwriter(s)||Carl Mitchell, Kanye West, Miri Ben-Ari, Michael Bennett, Lenny Williams|
|Twista singles chronology|
"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 1978 song "Cause I Love You" By Lenny Williams. 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
- Twista himself later referenced the song in "Are You That Somebody", a collaboration with Aaliyah and Timbaland.
- This song also appears in the video games Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition and Saints Row (video game).
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.
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||16|
|US Billboard Hot 100||6|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||2|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)||23|
- "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
- "Twista Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
- "Twista Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
- "Twista Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
- "Twista Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2016.