British pop star Rita Ora has accused a Twitter.com hacker of threatening to leak her new music after an apparent attempt at self-promotion online backfired on Halloween.
Fans failed to respond with enthusiasm on Friday afternoon (31Oct14) when a message popped up on her official social networking blog, reading, "Dropping my new song monday if this get (sic) 100,000 retweets".
Less than 2,000 people reposted the tweet, prompting eagle-eyed critics to ridicule the Black Widow hitmaker for the lacklustre response from her almost four million followers.
The note was quickly deleted, and Ora has since taken to Twitter to blame the embarrassing social media experiment on a cyber crook, claiming she never intended to release any new material next week (begs03Nov14).
She wrote, "By the way my Twitter got hacked somebody is threatening to release new music I've worked really hard on. Nothing comes out until I'm ready. Or the bots (fans) insist on it! When it's ready we will drop music!
"Luckily I caught the hacker really quickly and deleted the post. Thank you!!"
She then added, "And happy Halloween!! s**ttytrickortreat (sic)".