(The Root) — A Texas teen is under investigation after tweeting a picture of himself pointing a gun in his young sister's face. The teenager tweeted the picture to rapper J. Cole along with the words, "Retweet me and I'll buy Born Sinner (J. Cole's latest album). Don't retweet me and I'll kill my lil sister." J. Cole retweeted him, and later the teen posted a picture of two copies of J. Cole's album, saying, "I'm a man of my word."
According to the teen, the weapon in the picture was an unloaded BB gun, and the whole thing was just a joke. Police haven't pressed any charges but say that they're still investigating. His account has also been deleted.
I don't know what's more disappointing — that this kid would do something like this just for some online attention, or that J. Cole actually retweeted it.
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Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.