Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Retweet or I shoot my sister: Blackmail tweet sent to rapper earns Twitter user a police visit

Police are investigating a J. Cole fan who (sort of) blackmailed the rapper on Twitter on Tuesday. On the same day that J. Cole's new album, "Born Sinner," was released, That Aint My Kid (@_TzC_) tweeted:
@JColeNC retweet me and I'll buy Born Sinner. Don't retweet me and I'll kill my lil sister.
The tweet was accompanied by an image of a young girl with a gun pointed at her.

J. Cole did as he was told, and later tweeted:
Wildest s--- I ever seen on twitter.
The tweet is now deleted, and so is the image -- except that anything posted to the Internet, stays on the Internet. Thus, we have a screenshot of the tweet, above.

The @_TzC_ profile claims the user is from Saudi Arabia, but authorities in New Braunfels, Texas are doing the investigating, according to TMZ. Reportedly -- and as the user admitted on Twitter -- the gun was a BB gun. That being said, at that range, it could still have proven harmful to his sister, if it were loaded, though @_TzC_ said it was not.

@_TzC_ issued several tweets:
@CoreyWarden it's a BB gun with no bbs, my sister wasnt scared, and knew it was a joke. I bought born sinner on my phone and got physicals

@Is_That_Corey it was a BB gun. Cops came to my house and everything. If it was real I'd be in jail. Use your head

@FakeThabz nah I'm happy bout my RT I'm just mad they got police involved

I make terrible decisions. Don't admire me.
A police rep said that,
For now this is still an open investigation, and for the time being no charges are being filed.
TMZ spoke to the teen in question, and he apologized profusely. He obviously wasn't expecting the attention -- or the visit from the police.
I'd like to apologize to America for the photo and to put J. Cole in that position. It was all a joke.
Not funny, @_TzC_, and what have we warned before about being careful about what you post to the Internet? This could come back to haunt this teen sometime in the future.

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