Britney Spears IS NOT DEAD! Singer becomes target of Twitter hoax

Mary Gallagher

We’re delighted to inform you that Britney Spears IS NOT dead, after one of Sony Music’s Twitter accounts was hacked over the Holiday weekend.

The singer has proved she’s alive and well on social media and Sony Music has released a statement and apologised to the star for any inconvenience caused.

(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

In the first of several false tweets shared on Monday, the company’s Twitter account published a short message reading “RIP @britneyspears” and “#RIPBritney1981-2016”.

And randomly, the account of Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan then sent out a now-deleted tweet that read “Rest in peace @britneyspears.”

It hasn’t been confirmed whether Bob’s account was also hacked or if he was sad to learn of Britney’s demise and yet another celebrity death.


Shortly after these tweets, another message was sent from Sony Music with the hashtag #OurMine, the celebrity hacker group that is seemingly taking responsibility for the hoax.

All tweets have now been deleted.

Britney’s rep Adam Leber has confirmed to CNN that Britney is “fine and well” and Sony Music has now released a statement confirming its Twitter account was “compromised” but the problem “has been rectified” and it apologized to the 35-year-old singer and her fans.

She’s also been online since and shared this cryptic message.


Meanwhile, OurMind also successfully broke into the official accounts for Marvel Entertainment and Netflix this month and hacked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts earlier this year, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s own Twitter account…

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