Guess what? It worked. The Twitter user got his treasured RT:

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Here’s what hip hop star J. Cole said about the young man’s death-threat tweet:

Promise made, promise kept:

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347033536966041600

Where was the young Twitter user’s mother during all this? Why, right there in the room, of course.

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347036101686464512

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347036627832545280

The young man said it was a BB gun and wasn’t loaded:

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347048044719661058

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347054345960951809

Nevertheless, he seems unhappy with the attention his tweet is receiving:

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347055958163353600

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347056377551798273

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347058424212770816

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347061174346592257

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347126446206099459

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347141517539942401

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347180761721495552

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347244756235075584

https://twitter.com/_TzC_/status/347250874101420032

Many Twitter users are responding with laughter or support:

https://twitter.com/KarlHuntley/status/347255841717624832

https://twitter.com/QueenS0SA/status/347257655875743744

Wait. It gets worse:

https://twitter.com/PB9_Parsifal/status/347245384172720128

Something is wrong with these people.

Tags: J. Cole