Katy Perry is the most-followed person on Twitter, with 89 million followers

By Dave Quinn
Updated May 31, 2016 09:50 AM
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brightcove.createExperiences(); Katy Perry‘s 89 million Twitter followers saw a number of uncharacteristic tweets from the 31-year-old pop star on Monday night after her Twitter account was hacked.

Perry, who is the most-followed person on Twitter, appeared to have sent a string of homophobic and racist messages before sending a link to an apparent unreleased song on SoundCloud called “Witness.”

One message included a shout-out to rumored rival Taylor Swift. “Miss u baby @taylorswift13,” the tweet said, mentioning the 26-year-old’s handle.

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The hacked tweets have been deleted from Perry’s account – though the singer has yet to address the incident.

Romanian-based Twitter user sw4ylol appears to have claimed responsibility for the hack, telling Perry users to follow the account before signing off. “#hackersgonnahack,” sw4lol added to the tweet.

The BBC reports the account also shared an image of a copyright claim from Perry’s Universal Music, attached to takedown notice from SoundCloud.