Photo Credit: Instagram / @BritneySpears

Photo Credit: Instagram / @BritneySpears

Britney Spears is alive and well, despite a Twitter announcement from Sony Records to the contrary. Turns out, the account was hacked, and the hackers wanted to make everyone think 2016 had gotten even worse than previously imaginable!

“Britney Spears is dead by accident,” the account read. “We will tell you more soon.” They then followed up with a tribute, but soon after, it was revealed to be a hoax.

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OurMine Security apparently then hacked into the account as well (unless they were the original hackers, which is also possible,) saying they looked into it and found the account was indeed compromised. OurMine has previously hacked Mark Zuckerberg, Netflix and more, so it would be quite unsurprising if it was them.

Either way, yay to Britney being okay!