Justin Bieber and Detroit teen clash in Twitter war
Revenge is a dish best served Bieber.
At least that's what it looks like. Late Saturday night, Justin Bieber's verified Twitter account posted what claimed to be the young crooner's phone number to his 4.5 million followers, with a plea to text or call him. Clearly, the number was not his.
Gawker reports that the digits belong to Detroit teen Kevin Kristopik, who, despite the tweet in question being promptly removed, received more than 10,000 text messages.
But was this just a case of hacking or a randomly generated number? Maybe not. Bieber and Kristopik share a checkered Twitter past...
Earlier this summer, Kirstopik admitted hacking the Twitter account of Justin's friend Ryan Butler and using it to get Justin's phone number. We're not sure why.
This seems like ideal revenge. And on the off-chance it was a malicious third party, Twitter hacks, are generally followed by some back-peddling or apologies. But after the removal of Kristopik's number, Bieber just tweeted on like nothing had happened.
Kristopik -- who tweeted "I never asked for it, @justinbieber is a d*** i still like him, but this was so low" before deleting his account -- also documented his trials with this video (via Gawker) of his phone blowing up: