Timelines got a little too real in Cole World.
On the release date of his sophomore album Born Sinner, fans took to Twitter to cheer on Jermaine's new effort while others used the opportunity to get a retweet. One follower, however, resorted to more desperate measures and decided to send a death threat instead.
"@JColeNC retweet me and I’ll buy Born Sinner. Don’t retweet me and I’ll kill my lil sister,’ user @_TzC_ wrote, along with a photo of a gun being pointed at a little girl.
Cole did RT the fellow and sent out a few characters of his own.
Wildest shit I ever seen on twitter
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 18, 2013
TMZ reached out to police in Cole’s hometown North Carolina and Twitter headquarters. A rep for the social site said the company doesn’t comment on individual account to protect privacy while the fan claimed it was a BB gun.
The severity of the tweet must have put authorities on alert because the user no longer exists. -Ashley M. Travers
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