Katy Perry is usually known for her chart-topping hits like “Roar,” “Dark Horse,” and “California Girls.” Nowadays, it seems like all she’s known for is her massive social media following, her ongoing feud with Taylor Swift, and her new relationship with Orlando Bloom.
In a recent interview with Mashable, Katy Perry revealed that even though she’s not making music like she used to, she’s still the queen of Twitter. Perry currently has over 88 million followers. Coming in second is the king of Twitter, Justin Bieber. Even though Perry loves to tweet, she is currently on a break from making music.
“I’m still [the HBIC] of Twitter. I’m not trying to feed the meter so much these days. I did that for so long. I think when I come back and have more to say and want to tell certain stories, I want to be all out. I think it’s time to take a break, there’s a thing called being super overexposed. You want people to miss you.”
But it looks like Katy needs to pay closer attention to her Twitter account. The pop diva was reportedly hacked on early Monday morning, May 30. The hacker posted a series of offensive tweets that were quickly deleted. The hacker also tweeted to Taylor Swift, writing, “miss u baby,” which probably shocked some of Katy’s own fans since the fellow pop stars are known to have bad blood with each other.
Twitter user JonOnAString shared a screenshot of the offensive and vulgar NSFW tweets, which you can read here.
One of the tweets reads “haha follow @sw4ylol #hackersgonnahack,” which may have referenced to the hacker’s own Twitter account, which is based out of Romania and currently has over 1,400 followers.
The account also reportedly tweeted a link to an unreleased song titled “Witness 1.3” by Katy Perry on SoundCloud, which was immediately removed by Universal Music Group due to copyright violations. The user then posted a takedown notice saying that the song was removed from his account, but the user seemed unfazed by it all.
Monday night, after the tweets were deleted, the user named “Sway” jokingly tweeted, “Who TF is Katy Perry.”
Who TF is Katy Perry
— sway (@sw4ylol) May 31, 2016
Then by Monday evening, the pop star’s Twitter account appeared to be back to normal. Around 3:30 p.m. EST, Perry quoted a tweet previously written by Hillary Clinton, once again showing her support for the presidential hopeful. Perry has not addressed the Twitter hack.
Yes! Thank you to the heroes we’ve lost and still serving! We appreciate you and honor you today!???????? https://t.co/ylVlHR3Byw
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 30, 2016
On Tuesday, May 31, Sway took to Twitter to thank his pal Doc for helping him hack into Katy Perry’s Twitter account.
shoutout to the homie @doc_necro for the help, if it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t of pulled this whole thing off????
— sway (@sw4ylol) May 31, 2016
This is the second time this month that the singer has been pranked. Earlier this month, a prank caller who hacked into Azealia Banks’ iCloud dialed Katy Perry’s phone number, which briefly circulated on social media before it was removed. When the pop star answered the phone, the unknown prankster claimed that she was in bed with Orlando Bloom. It seems like the person was poking fun at Bloom’s alleged cheating scandal with Selena Gomez. Perry seemed cool with the weird call and just brushed the hater off.
Katy happened to be in the recording studio at the time of the call. As she spoke to the prankster, a never-before-heard Katy Perry song played in the background. This incident then revealed that Katy is finally working on her new album and hasn’t gone into hiatus like she previously told Mashable.
Listen to some parts of the phone call in the Soundcloud link below.
The reason why Perry sounded so cool during the call is because she doesn’t let the little guys get to her on Twitter. In an interview with The New York Times, she revealed how she keeps her cool on social media.
“I do this thing where I just save as draft. Save as draft and sleep — and then wake up and go, ‘Nah.’ It’s not worth it, you know? Or I just book my therapist.”
It’s likely that you won’t see her going after Taylor or the hackers on Twitter. Katy credits her spirituality and transcendental meditation (TM) for keeping her calm during stressful situations. She was inspired to learn because of her ex-husband, Russell Brand, but has become an outspoken advocate long after their divorce. The 31-year-old pop star practices the technique 20 minutes each morning before she starts her day.
On her birthday in 2012, she donated to David Lynch’s foundation for teaching TM to those in need. Then in October 2014, Perry offered all of her crew members on her Prismatic World Tour the opportunity to learn the technique.
During a 2015 interview with Elle, she says the reason why she’s a huge believer of TM is because of the huge benefits it brings.
“I’m the poster child for Transcendental Meditation, but when I do do it, I literally can feel the neuropathways in my mind opening up. It’s almost like a halo is created around my head and things just start vibrating again.”
Katy Perry may be an easy target right now since she’s not topping the charts. But the singer is willing to keep her cool, no matter what happens on social media.
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