Recording artist J. Cole attends the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles

Recording artist J. Cole attends the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles

*A disturbing request for a retweet was sent to rapper J. Cole.

According to TMZ, a fan tweeted Monday night “@JColeNC retweet me and I’ll buy Born Sinner. Don’t retweet me and I’ll kill my lil sister.” Attached was a photo of a little girl with a gun to her head.

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Shortly after the threatening tweet, which refers to Cole’s new album, Cole did indeed retweet the message.

It’s unclear if the gun is real or where the person behind the account tweeted from. The account claims to be out of Saudi Arabia — but the truth is it could be anywhere in the world.

Police in North Carolina, where J. Cole lives, told TMZ they hadn’t heard anything about it the photo.

TMZ also contacted Twitter headquarters. A rep said the company doesn’t comment on individual accounts to protect privacy.

This morning J. Cole commented about the incident, saying … “Wildest s**t I ever seen on twitter.”