TORONTO – Katy Perry is the latest celebirty to have her Twitter account hacked.
The ‘Roar’ singer had her account hacked on monday with a message that read:
“haha follow @sw4ylol #hackersgonnahack.”
The user also wrote “miss u baby @taylorswift13,” pretending to be Perry, 31. Many fans of the “California Gurls” singer liked and retweeted the comment, but quickly figured out that it was a hoax.
Perry and Swift, of course, haven’t been on good terms in quite some time. The former pals, who both dated John Mayer, first feuded in 2014 when Perry allegedly hired some of Swift’s backup dancers.
“She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me,” Swift, 26, told Rolling Stone of an unnamed pop star rival in September 2014.
“For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not,” she added. “She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’ [Then last year] she did something so horrible. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.’ And it wasn’t even about a guy!”
The user “@sw4ylol” is reportedly based in Romania and only started the account a few days ago, but after the message was sent from Katy’s page, the anonymous user sent a tweet on their own account which read, “Who TF (the f—-) is Katy Perry.”
However, @sw4ylol clearly knows who the pop star is, after leaking an unreleased track by Katy called Witness 1.3 via a SoundCloud link.
— sway (@sw4ylol) May 31, 2016
The singer boasts one of the biggest followings on Twitter with over 89 million followers.
This incident is yet another reminder that despite the platform’s security measures, no one’s Twitter account is safe—especially if they are a celebrity.