If you’re one of Katy Perry’s 89.1 million Twitter followers (yes, that number is correct), you no doubt saw her tweeting some truly insane shit yesterday. The most insane being a tweet sent to her forever enemy Taylor Swift that wasn’t simply a middle-finger emoji. Any communication sent from Katy Perry to Taylor Swift would be enough for you to assume her Twitter account was being run by someone else. And yeah, it was.
According to E! News, Katy Perry’s Twitter account was hacked sometime on Monday night. Right now, Twitter is trying to investigate who is responsible, but they think it might be a Romanian-based Twitter user who goes by the name @sw4ylol. In between tweeting hate words and “Miss u baby” to Taylor Swift, the hacker tweeted for people to follow @sw4ylol with the hashtag “#hackersgonnahack.” Shortly after, the account belonging to @sw4ylol tweeted a SoundCloud link to an unreleased Katy Perry song titled “Witness 1.3.” However, that tweet has since been replaced with a screengrab of a copyright notice from SoundCloud, and the song itself has also apparently been yanked off of SoundCloud.
As for @sw4ylol, I’m sure they’ve already been contacted by Taylor Swift’s lawyers regarding the matter. Not because she was dragged into the hacking of one of the uncool girls, but because their Twitter handle is just a little too close to hers. “The number 4 is only one number off from 3. Not to mention that the letters s, w, y, l and o have all been trademarked by Taylor Swift Inc.”
Once Katy’s people figured out what had happened, they took a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to the suspect tweets and have pretended like nothing weird happened. As for that supposedly leaked song, there’s literally no evidence of it anywhere online. Did it even exist in the first place? Who knows! But if it did, I’m going to assume the video for it would have been a messy take on the 1985 movie Witness, with Katy Perry dressed in some boobed-up vaguely-Amish costume and winking while working a butter churn.