Have you seen anything unusual on your favorite artist’s YouTube channel? It’s been a very trending topic on Twitter, and many fans have been shocked by this unforgettable surprise.
A YouTube hack targeted celebrities like Eminem and Kanye West. Fans noticed a slew of their favorite rappers’ YouTube pages were hacked on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
🚨Major artists’ YouTube channels are currently being hacked.— Rohan 🇧🇩 (@NavyXshakifan) April 5, 2022
So far it looks like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, Eminem, Juice WRLD, Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, Michael Jackson, The Weeknd, Trippie Redd, and even more artist’s YouTube channels have been hacked. pic.twitter.com/LHmmddysnL
The hackers had uploaded a series of bizarre videos to channels of top artists like Kanye West, The Weekend, Drake, Cardi B, Michael Jackson, Eminem, Juice WRLD, Travis Scott, Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, and many others.
The weird songs have already been deleted, but images are still available, and the upload title “Free Paco Sanz (ft. Will Smith, Chris Rock, Skinny flex & Los Pelaos)” was seen on every account, with fans reposting it with their reactions.
Sanz is a fraudster from Spain who scammed thousands of individuals by claiming to be dying. After being found guilty of deceiving people by claiming to have a terminal illness, Paco Sanz is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Many fans and artist has reacted to the hack. Although YouTube has yet to publicly acknowledge the intrusion, their music video collaborator VEVO has released a statement about the security issue. Vevo addressed the breach and stated that they are performing a “review of our security systems.”
Vevo reported to The New York Post in a statement stating “Some videos were directly uploaded to a small number of Vevo artist channels earlier today by an unauthorized source.” And continued on to say “All of those improperly uploaded videos have since been deleted by Vevo. No pre-existing content was accessible to the source. While the artist channels have been secured and the incident has been resolved, as a best practice Vevo will be conducting a review of our security systems.”
It’s yet to be confirmed who was the hacker, although some people have tried to claim they were the one but were just clout chasing as usual. Although the event may have affected many fans, artists’ accounts are back to normal and we are still waiting for youtube to respond to this mess.
A few artists such as taylor swift, drake, ariana grande, and harry styles got their youtube channels hacked. Multiple sources have tracked the location of the hacker pic.twitter.com/C007478ynC— kurt ❤️🔥 (@getawaykurt_) April 5, 2022
YouTube got all the top artists channel hacked😭 pic.twitter.com/103eZEyg36— JONETI (@jarianaoutdid) April 5, 2022
ATTENTION: Major artists are currently being hacked by @lospelaosbro 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨— Music Countdowns (@MCountdowns) April 5, 2022
so far it looks like Juice WRLD, Eminem, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, Trippie Redd, Michael Jackson, The Weeknd, and even more artist’s YouTube channels have been hacked! pic.twitter.com/UtL6yiKxRF
Someone hacked a bunch of artists accounts on YouTube and I don’t know how many more but it’s weird. The video is in Spanish and it’s a weird video lol. pic.twitter.com/HQiUv1fLpP— Tina Hesse (@tinahesse981) April 5, 2022
Lil nas X, Cardi B, Ariana and others YouTube chanel artists been hacked pic.twitter.com/6QIqenqRkz— Shay ☆ DOJA GRAMMY WINNER (@shayiziforce) April 5, 2022
OMG taylor ariana harry and many more artist’s YouTube channel got hacked at the same time😭😭 pic.twitter.com/1zw3BO0PcQ— arianaperfectgrande (@aritheicon) April 5, 2022