August 23rd, 2010
09:26 AM ET
Britney Spears is feeling the agony of twe-feat. This weekend, Lady Gaga dethroned her as the celebrity with the most followers on Twitter.
Though Spears, 28, had a slight lead as of Friday, Gaga, 24, has officially taken the top spot, according to social-media tracker FameCount: At press time, she had an army of 5,720,931 little monsters while Spears slipped to 5,699,039.
Backstage at her Tacoma, Wash., show on Saturday, “Tween Gaga” - wearing a crown with a blue “T” emblem - showed her gratitude in an inaugural video message she posted on Twitter. "I wanted to thank all my beautiful little monsters for following me. Thank you for beginning my reign as Twitter queen," she said, waving a scepter. “May you always have soft cuticles while tweeting; may you never have carpal tunnel.”
After vowing “to never partake in any celebrity online shenanigans” and to “always tweet and tweet again,” Gaga said ta-ta. "Just remember that I love you. And love you yourself. Because Little Monsters, you were born that way, baby. I love you Twitter."
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