Britney Spears subject of Sony Music Twitter hack

The label has apologized to Spears and fans

Britney Spears was the subject of a nasty Twitter hack for Sony Music. Early Monday (Dec 26th), a tweet was sent saying the pop star had died by accident, putting fans in a frenzy.

“Britney Spears is dead by accident,” the tweet reads. “We will tell you more soon. #RIPBritney.”

A few minutes later, another tweet appeared saying, “RIP @britneyspears. #RIPBritney 1981-2016.”

The tweets have since disappeared. However the label has released a statement apologizing to Spears and her fans.

“Sony Music Entertainment’s Twitter account was compromised,” the label states. “This has been rectified. Sony Music apologizes to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion.”

No word if the attack was part of the massive Sony hack from late 2014 that published scripts, salaries and embarrassing messages between studio execs. Spears has yet to comment publicly on the matter.

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Buddy Iahn
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