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J. Cole

Blackmailed on Internet

by Gun Toting Fan

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

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."

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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chubbs McBuff    

just ignore this troll. re-tweeting him whatever that is, will only encourage him and others.

470 days ago

Donka Do Ball    

More RAP related violence.

470 days ago


James R. said: "And TMZ...the gun is POINTED AT her head, not held to her head."


SO WHAT?? Are you so myopic, so uncaring, so uneducated that you don't understand the psychological trauma of a YOUNG CHILD having a GUN pointed at her? What on earth is wrong with you? Have you no sense of decency? (That is obviously a rhetorical question.)

470 days ago


It's a f*cking joke what the hell is wrong with you people? What the hell is wrong with the world?

470 days ago


That is almost certainly in the USA. The biggest clue is the big refrigerator. Virtually nowhere else in the world do people use full sized refrigerators in their homes.

470 days ago

Leopold butters Stotch     

Social media + loons = disaster...... Not funny, not a great idiea to get your favorite celeb to respond. Just pathetic and disturbing.

470 days ago


J.cole is actually a positive rapper and he doesn't rap about violence. You don't know if these ppl are joking or being serious. If I was in this situation ill retweet as well. Homie sick and I hope he go to jail.

470 days ago


If you investigate his twitter posts you can figure out he's from the San Antonio area. Duh, cops... not that smart.

470 days ago


How much $$$ do these noname rappers pay TMZ for all this publicity anyway?

470 days ago


Mmm looks like the tweet worked. Hey TMZ, if its so damned offensive, why are you running it?

This is almost the same concept of National Lampoon's magazine cover of "Buy this magazine or we'll shoot this dog!" (look it up)

Again, TMZ if its so damned offensive why are you running it???

470 days ago

Mike from Jersey    

Somone just outed the kid.
Bert Tyler Clayton, 19 New Braunfels, Texas

470 days ago


That is about the most disturbing thing I have ever seen! I hope they arrest and throw that moron in jail!

470 days ago


Yeah, it's twisted. But c'mon - the way the photo is set up, it's not actually at the kid's head. Could even be photoshopped.

470 days ago


TMZ is getting too gangsta with all of this crap about rappers that nobody has heard of. Most obviously still living in the PJs.

470 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

"...oblivious to the fact even a BB gun could seriously harm a child at that range."

Only if he pulls the trigger. Dick move? Yes. Though no reason to get worked over what could have happened, but didn't.

470 days ago
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