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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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61.

tessa    

That should be plenty of info to remove this sociopath fom free society. He's a danger.

438 days ago
62.

norm    

this idiot thought it was a joke but hes gonna find out its not when he goes to jail

438 days ago
63.

MJB's #1 Fan    

Who is J. Cole?

438 days ago
64.

Julies    

Damn disturbing. Poor child, with that freak as a brother. I hope authorities find him fast. What is wrong with people anymore...why so violent? Guns make you powerful? Anyone can brandish a gun, doesn't make you anything but a weak loser bound for incarceration.

438 days ago
65.

Sarah    

It's a joke!!!

438 days ago
66.

Covertghost    

Atleast he was on his twitter that day... and it proves he reads all his tweets

438 days ago
67.

timothy    

years ago national lampoon had a similar cover saying buy this magazine or we'll shoot this dog.
of course, back then we understood the concept of "joking", even when it was in poor taste.

438 days ago
68.

Timo    

As Serena said, 'the girl should not have put herself in this position.'

437 days ago
69.

Mel    

This picture isn't real its been going around on twitter for months

406 days ago
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