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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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And we complain that Women are snobs.

462 days ago

Chwat Licker    

Kid looks like he's 13 years old, damn!

462 days ago

what? retweeting this, didn't he just validate this man's actions? Doesn't this allow copy-cats to do even sicker things now since they know he'll respond? But to be fair, I have no idea what I'd do in that situation...

462 days ago

Mr. Moet    

Just another fake ass thug wannabe. Jail time for that LOSER and the parents who were stupid enough to leave him alone around children. This is proof that some parents need to stop thinking their older children are obligated or responsible enough to babysit or be alone their younger siblings. There is no telling what else he may have done that little girl.

462 days ago


Stupid tweeter...

462 days ago


Unblurr her face, someone will recognize her.

462 days ago


Yeah!..lock all these 'F**king rappers' away!..ASAP!..this is disgusting!..wonder what the poor child thought as he did this!..

462 days ago


Wow. Just wow. Unbelievable.

462 days ago


WELL . . . Credit is due to TMZ.

Every now and then, TMZ, you do real good, and this time is one of them. You were right to notify North Carolina police about this tweet/photo.
Big props, TMZ

As for Twitter, there is no right to privacy when a crime is attempted or committed. Not anywhere in America. Pointing a gun at a child, even a BB gun, is a crime. Duhhh! It is also a form of child abuse and TMZ was right to report it.

462 days ago


Yeah, on the "BB gun could seriously harm a child" statement... I suspect with that poor child, the damage is already done. :-(

462 days ago

paul a.    

Thats funny!!

462 days ago


what an ahole. He needs to be thrown in jail for threatening to kill a child. What a sicko

462 days ago

Shoti Khan    

Can we ask the help of the NSA to track this fan?


462 days ago


Demented THUG.

462 days ago


Dumbass TMZ his twitter page is still active

462 days ago
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