Roc Nation’s J. Cole is receiving some unwanted attention this week after an alleged fan threatened to kill his sister over a Born Sinner retweet.
According to reports, the entire incident went down late Monday (June 17) night.
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. (TMZ)
Shortly after the online threat took place, the fan claimed he had a BB gun pointed at his sister.
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. (TMZ)
With Born Sinner finally available for purchase, some music sales experts suggest it won’t stand a chance outselling Kanye West‘s new Yeezus.
June 18 sees the release of three hip-hop sets that are all on course for sizable sales debuts: Kanye West’s “Yeezus,” J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” and Mac Miller‘s “Watching Movies With the Sound Off.” According to early sales forecasts from industry sources, “Yeezus” might sell 500,000 copies in its first week. Behind him will likely be “Born Sinner” with perhaps 150,000 to 200,000. “Watching Movies With the Sound Off” could sell as much as 100,000. If West and Cole both sell over 100,000 — which seems a sure thing — it will mark the first time two rap albums have debuted with more than 100,000 in the same week since November of 2010. (Billboard)
Cole’s sophomore album features a wide range of guest collaborations.
1. Villuminati 2. Kerney Sermon (Skit) 3. Land Of The Snakes 4. Power Trip f/ Miguel 5. Mo Money (Interlude) 6. Trouble 7. Run Away 8. She Know f/ Amber Coffman 9. Rich N***az 10. Where’s Jermaine (Skit) 11. Forbidden Fruit f/ Kendrick Lamar 12. Chaining Day 13. Ain’t That Some Sh*t (Interlude) 14. Crooked Smile f/ TLC 15. Let Nas Down 16. Born Sinner f/James Fauntleroy Deluxe: 17. Miss America 18. New York Times f/ 50 Cent & Bas 19. Is She Gon Pop 20. N***az Know 21. Sparks Will Fly f/ Jhene Aiko (Born Sinner)