Britney Spears fans got a brief scare on Monday after the Twitter account for Sony Music was hacked to claim the pop singer was dead. The official Sony Music Global handle sent out an announcement at around 8 a.m. Monday morning saying, “R.I.P. @britneyspears,” followed by a frown-face emoji and the hashtag #RIPBritney. Another tweet came shortly afterward, reading, “Britney spears is dead by accident! we will tell you more soon.” The tweets triggered a brief frenzy on Twitter before hackers from the group OurMine claimed responsibility. In addition to Spears’ fans, Bob Dylan’s team also apparently fell for the stunt, with his official Twitter account tweeting out condolences. After a brief frenzy, the official account of Sony Music quickly regained control of its Twitter account and reassured fans that “Britney Spears is still alive.” “Sony Music apologizes to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion,” the company said.
Churchgoers in Sri Lanka attending “a festival of music for peace and harmony” were given vulgar lyrics about female genitalia and gang violence by Tupac Shakur instead of their traditional religious hymn earlier this month. A church in the Sri Lankan commercial capital Colombo handed out booklets that were meant to feature the words to Hail Mary, a common Christian prayer. But instead, they printed out Tupac’s “Hail Mary,” which features lines like, “Do you wanna ride or die?” and “revenge is like the sweetest joy, next to getting p***y.” Although the bizarre mishap took place on Dec. 11, churchgoers have just now reported it. “A lot of people were in shock as whether it was a joke or someone would actually rap the song,” said one churchgoer, Andrew Choksy, in comments to CNN. “A few of the older ladies in front of us could not stop looking at the printed booklet.” The organizers of the event, held by the Archdiocese of Colombo and the Joseph Vaz Trust, later apologized for the mistake. They said the printer had been a “young boy” who downloaded the wrong “Hail Mary.” “We are very sorry to say that this happened,” Father Da Silva of the archdiocese told CNN.
It began with Brandon Ingram snatching a rebound out from over Kyrie Irving. Ingram turned and charged up court, swinging one lanky leg in front of the other. His arms, so long that he easily palms dribbles below his knees, moved like a slinky rolling down a set of stairs.