Twitter is a strange land. The thirst for attention from celebrities is real. On Monday night, J. Cole was confronted with an odd message in his Twitter feed.
@JColeNC retweet me and I'll buy Born Sinner. Don't retweet me and I'll kill my lil sister pic.twitter.com/slqW4OlvIK
— That Aint My Kid (@_TzC_) June 18, 2013
The firearm later turned out to be a BB gun, but not before J. Cole retweeted him and added, "This is the wildest Sh*t I ever seen on Twitter." According to [email protected]'s Twitter account, the cops didn't think it was a game either and visited his home.
This is why celebrities have bodyguards. Some of these fans teeter the line between overzealous and unhinged. With any luck, this won't inspire a series of copycats who take this prank too far. At least we know J. Cole checks his mentions now.