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Katy Perry’s Twitter Account Hacked

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FILE - Singer-songwriter Katy Perry arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in the Manhattan borough of New York, May 2, 2016.

FILE - Singer-songwriter Katy Perry arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in the Manhattan borough of New York, May 2, 2016.

Popstar Katy Perry’s Twitter account has been hacked.

A user called @sw4ylol, apparently took over the most followed account on Twitter, using it to make homophobic slurs mixed with nonsense.

The tweets have been deleted, but included "miss u baby @taylorswift" and “haha follow @sw4ylol #hackersgonnahack."

They also reportedly leaked a previously unreleased song, called “Witness,” from the artist, who has more than 89 million Twitter followers.

Katy Perry performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 28, 2015.

Katy Perry performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 28, 2015.

The hacker is believed to be based in Romania, and the account remains active.

While Perry seems to have taken back control of the account, there has been no official word from her acknowledging the hack.

The most recent tweet was made yesterday and quotes a Hillary Clinton tweet about Memorial Day.

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