[artist id="3226791"]Diggy Simmons[/artist] may be the youngest rapper to make it as a top-five finalist for “Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010,” but he’s got one of the biggest armies celebrating news of his nomination on the Web. Fans voted on MTV.com to boost the star to the last round of competition, and on Friday (July 23), Team Diggy took to websites like Twitter and Facebook to continue their viral support for the rising teen hip-hop star.
After Simmons tweeted that he was a “Hottest Breakthrough” finalist, many fans re-tweeted the news and shouted out the star.
“Wow Congrats 2 @Diggy_Simmons MTV Top 5 Breakthru Artists,” mzfashionbarbie wrote. “Truly deserved <3," the fan said, noting that the news comes just as Diggy gets set to drop his mixtape Airborne on July 29.
KaeNBee tweeted, “#Teamdiggy we did it! @diggy_simmons made it to the top 5 for mtv’s breakthrough MC of 2010!!!! Congrats Diggy :) u deserve it!”
Another Simmons fan, KUSUMADJAJA, added a message of support to his re-tweet of the news, writing, “Keep doing your thing homie!”
Onyxxrose noted that the 15-year-old rapper, who inked a deal with Atlantic Records earlier this year, has come a long way since the world first met him as a chubby-cheeked kid on MTV’s “Run House.” He’s all grown up now,” the fan wrote. “I likeeee!”
In addition to tweeting MTV’s “Hottest Breakthrough MC” video profiling Diggy, ilyEriqueAlexus typed, “Awh Im Proud Of @Diggy_Simmons <3."
Fans also showed love by posting their comments to the "Hottest Breakthrough MCs of 2010" article we wrote about Diggy making it to top five .
"I support u. I didn't know u [were] in to [hip-hop] this much untill now but I support you all the way from here," erika17 wrote. "Loved u on the show. I can see how much u want this and ur not about the money but about the music."
"TEAM DIGGY!" William shouted out. "Dude can really spit."
On the Diggyworld fan page on Facebook, nearly 70 people “liked” the link to the MTV News article and more than two-dozen fans commented.
“Yesss :),” Obasiokere Ndifon wrote. “I told all the fam & friends to vote & tell other people. I’m soooo happy.”
Other fans also wrote about going hard for the star during the voting process.
“YES ! I Voted 57 Times !” Mia Simone Herrod wrote. Tavien King added, “Congratulations, dude. I voted for u and some of my friend but I knew u would make it to the top 5 u got that [much] talent.”
Most fans had nothing but love for the rapper’s latest achievement and some, like Collin Farnsworth, are looking forward to what to Simmons has in store. “HELL YEA…… Way to go Dig,” the fan wrote. “[Now] lets get to hear that next mixtape.”
MTV News rolled out the top-five candidates for “Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010″ all week — the winner will be revealed on MTV2′s “Sucker Free Summit” Sunday at noon!