The Tuesday release of J. Cole’s new album “Born Sinner,” was marred after one of his fans took things to far in an attempt to get his attention on Twitter. That fan posted a picture showing himself pointing a gun at his sister, with the message:
“@JColeNC retweet me and I’ll buy Born Sinner. Don’t retweet me and I’ll kill my lil sister.”
J. Cole followed through with the request this morning by retweeting and then commenting, “Wildest sh*t I ever seen on Twitter.”
Whoever is behind the account responded by posting another image of someone holding multiple copies of the album saying, “I’m a man of my word.” Shortly after, the person behind the account started responding to the backlash from angry J. Cole fans, posting a series of tweets explaining himself:
“My Twitter is broken now bruh this sh*t is crazy … You gotta see these mentions … n*ggas ripping me apart,” he tweeted. “It’s a BB gun with no ammo. N*ggas just wanna be fake mad at something.”
BB gun or real gun, the Twitter prank wasn’t cute.