News: Lil Wayne Puts His Foot Down Over Hackers, "I'm On Twitter Strike"
Monday, Mar 28, 2011 5:29PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has revealed his disinterest in contributing to social media network Twitter as a result of multiple hacker attacks on his personal account.
According to Wayne, he is currently on a Twitter strike until his page gets better security.
"I just shut my Twitter account down because it got hacked," Wayne revealed in an interview with Paris Hilton for Interview Magazine. "Once it got hacked I had Twitter fix it. They changed it. And then it got hacked again so I just shut it down. As of right now, I'm on Twitter strike." (Interview Magazine)
Last January, Wayne's Twitter account was hacked into.
Lil Wayne became the latest victim of hackers on Twitter earlier today (January 16th), when his account was compromised by an unknown individual. As soon as the individual gained access to Wayne's account, the rapper's original name of "@liltunechi" was changed to "@LilChinetu" and a series of tweets started going out to Wayne's 1,268,468 followers. The first message questionable message went out to 50 Cent, but the hacker soon directed his insults to Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy. "I sent a donations to your paypal, check it, I heard you got 13,000 sales lil homie, i feel bad for you! #D*mnSoulja" "The real reason I made 6'7 is cuz that's how tall the ni**a in rikers was that raped me," the individual tweeted about Lil Wayne to the shock of his fans. "I went an entire year with kissing baby #withdrawls," the next message read. (All Hip Hop)
Young Money's Lil Twist also confirmed the account has been tampered with.
"They have hacked my brother twitter once again..... Wow... smfh. Well O' Well... No more TUNECHI ON TWITTER!!#YoungMoney," Twist tweeted Sunday.
"now that the BS is over.... Haters Still Hating and Hackers Still Hacking lol... And #TeamTwist hit HALF A MILLION FOLLOWERS TODAY! #Swag!" (Lil Twist's Twitter)
Prior to serving a gun conviction last year, Wayne explained his Twitter account's name.
"Three days, y'all -- let's party!" Lil Wayne said in the footage on Saturday (February 27). "This is for my real fans. People who wanna know what I be doin'. I'mma let y'all in. I just opened that [Twitter] up. I got almost 200,000 followers. I need more followers. I saw Drake had like 400,000 followers. I need more followers than Drake. My nickname is Lil Tune -- my grandmother named me that. She's passed. My grandmother, her name was Mercedes Carter. She named me Lil Tune. We just threw the 'Chi' on there. Like Gucci, I say 'Tunechi!'" (MTV)
Check out a past Lil Wayne interview down below: