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J. Cole

Blackmailed on Internet

by Gun Toting Fan

6/18/2013 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Rapper J. Cole was basically extorted by a sick fan who tweeted a photo of a little girl with a gun to her head ... and claimed he would shoot her if Cole did not respond to his message.

The fan tweeted last night "@JColeNC retweet me and I'll buy Born Sinner. Don't retweet me and I'll kill my lil sister."

Shortly after the threatening tweet, which refers to Cole's new album ... Cole did indeed retweet the message.

It's unclear if the gun is real or where the twisted bastard behind the tweet actually lives. The account, which we're not revealing, claims to be out of Saudi Arabia -- but the truth is it could be anywhere in the world.

We reached out to police in North Carolina -- where J. Cole lives -- to see if they were investigating ... but they hadn't heard anything about it.

We also contacted Twitter headquarters ... a rep said the company doesn't comment on individual accounts to protect privacy

This morning J. Cole commented about the incident, saying ... "Wildest s**t I ever seen on twitter."

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3:33 PM PT The fan's Twitter account appears to have been taken down. It is no longer loading.

11:15 AM PT
  The fan is now downplaying his tweet by claiming it's a BB gun in the photo -- apparently, oblivious to the fact even a BB gun could seriously harm a child at that range.

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Kemosabe    

This guy needs to be locked away. What a loser.

463 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

I don't know J.Cole's music. But I think he and all other rappers need to take a look at what they are putting out there if this demented sick b@st@rd is a fan of it.

463 days ago
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CoconutScrimp    

Hell to the no! That is just plan ignant!

463 days ago
4.

David    

What the f*ck?

463 days ago
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Carrie    

Find the psycho and charge him with child endangerment.

463 days ago
6.

America's Sweetheart    

This photo is appalling!

463 days ago
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hmmm    

by retweeting the sicko, didn't he just validate it, which will now allow copy-cats to do even sicker things since they know it'll be acknowledged???? but to be fair, not sure what I'd do in this situation....

463 days ago
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CoconutScrimp    

So dude saying it was a BB gun with no ammo, but still.

Ignorant move.

463 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

This is a fabricated story for PR purposes, so more people will now have heard of J Cole. And TMZ...the gun is POINTED AT her head, not held to her head.

463 days ago
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cb1234    

That's messed up... link to his twitter account check out the conversations http://snip.ps/Twitter

463 days ago
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She's baaaack    

So what? I mean if he was that messed up he'll just move on to the next until he finally snaps. Hard as it sounds, nothing he could do besides place a phone call.

463 days ago
12.

Jay    

Somebody tweeted this kid and said "now you finally made it", WTF!

463 days ago
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Jessica     

Jesus H... what the hell!

463 days ago
14.

antsme    

Completely not cool.

463 days ago
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BaadBoy    

Nope, that twisted bastard is not in Saudi Arabia, he’s right in USA. That crap on the fridge is in English including the calendar. It doesn’t matter whether the gun is real or not, this ass hole needs some time behind bars. J.Cole should be punched in the face for not calling the cops on the piece of shiit who tweeted this.

463 days ago
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