Grammy-winning singer Rihanna reportedly endured the same high-profile prank Diddy and Chris Brown have suffered as of late when someone tried to “swat” her California home this week.
According to reports, RiRi’s swatting attack took place Thursday (April 4) afternoon.
Rihanna has become the latest target of a celebrity “swatting” prank. Police were sent to the singer’s home in the 900 block of Rivas Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades around 3 p.m. after a caller claimed two armed men were in the residence and someone had been shot. Authorities determined the call was bogus. Rihanna was not home at the time of the phony emergency call. (CBS Local)
Yesterday, celebrity hackers took credit for being behind the Diddy swatting prank, amongst others.
The hackers who’ve exposed the financial secrets of dozens of celebs are now taking credit for the recent string of high-profile swatting pranks in Hollywood … including the one that just hit Diddy’s house. The hackers updated their website today, taking credit for the Diddy prank as well as the prank targeting Paris Hilton last month. Sources close to the hacker investigation tell us, the hackers are also privately taking credit for every swatting prank that took place since authorities closed in on the original alleged swatting mastermind (a 12-year-old boy from California). In addition to Diddy and Paris, we’re told the hackers are bragging about swatting Kim Kardashian, Tom Cruise, Chris Brown … and even the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (TMZ)
Other high-profile celebrities have also fallen victim to the prank in recent months, including Hollywood mogul Tom Cruise.
It’s the latest so-called “swatting” prank targeting celebrities. The practice is intended to get multiple officers, including specialized SWAT teams sent to a home. Last week, Beverly Hills police responded to a fake armed robbery call at Tom Cruise’s house. Other hoax calls have been made involving the homes of Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher and Miley Cyrus. (ABC News)
Back in January, RiRi’s boyfriend Chris Brown suffered the same fate.
Cops raced to Chris Brown’s Hollywood Hills home Monday afternoon … after someone called 911 and reported a domestic incident involving a gun, but we’re told it was all a prank. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the caller claimed a mother and father were in a fight and the father went to another room in the house to get a gun. At that point the caller hung up, never mentioning it was Chris Brown’s house. When cops arrived there was no evidence of a gunman or for that matter any dispute. (TMZ)