J.Cole made a rookie mistake while performing in Canada, and it cost him his cell phone.
The rapper got so close to fans that one of his female groupies swiped his cell phone during his performance, and now he's taken to Twitter with hopes of getting it back.
J.Cole, the first rap act signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, came off what seemed to be just another successful show at the Vogue Theater in Vancouver Tuesday night. It was his first show on the "Cole World Tour," that also includes stops in New York, London and Paris.
"Incredible. Vancouver we did that shit. Wowwww," the North Carolina rapper tweeted to his more than 700,000 followers.
Minutes later, the "Who Dat" rapper must have noticed he was without his cell phone and fired off tweets begging for the safe return of his cherished phone.
"People always ask my craziest experience on the road. Tonight the wildest shit happened. So to the girl in the front row with the white shirt and pink bra. Before I put this footage online of you stealin my phone out my pocket lol... Ima let you save the embarrassment and world star fame, by hittin @kingofqueenz or @iamdjdummy so I can gt that back asap. U got a few hrs."
He later gave the phone-snatcher another warning:
"And please don't call Jay-z, he on vacation," tweeted the rapper, whose debut album "Cole World: The Sideline Story," is slated to drop next month.
Thus far, a few Twitter users have said that they have the phone, including one who claims his girl took it.
Despite efforts from J.Cole and his team, the phone has yet to be recovered.
It's certainly a 'Cole' world when you can't even perform without personal items being stolen by front row fans.
Hopefully, Jermaine has learned his lesson in Rap Star 101.
Now, hurry up and release this footage of the sticky-fingered fan.
A.M. UPDATE: The fan returned the phone to J.Cole not long after the tweets threatening to expose her for the thief that she is.
"Ol girl came through with the phone, Vancouver you are now Officially fully the shit... Van City !!!!" tweeted J.Cole's manager @KingOfQueenz.
J.Cole also tweeted his excitement over the return: "The power of twitter is UNREAL! Cole World, No Thievery."