Kiwi teen who had her number posted by Snoop Dogg 'freaked out' after facing threats

Eighteen-year-old Kiwi Mickey Serong says she's "worried" and facing threats after rapper Snoop Dogg posted her phone number to his millions of followers on Instagram.

"It was very weird, I was with my friend watching TV and all of a sudden my phone started blowing up with calls from people I didn't know," she tells Newshub.

Being understandably suspicious, she says she didn't answer the calls, and was left confused until she opened Instagram and saw her number on the rap icon's account.

Mickey Serong and Snoop Dogg
Mickey Serong and Snoop Dogg Photo credit: Supplied/Getty

"I started freaking out, I was like, 'what's going on here?'" she says.

Serong says her phone became so overloaded with attempts to contact her, she had to put it on airplane mode - sometimes receiving "three calls on top of each other" at once.

"I was getting calls from around the world. I had people asking if I was Snoop Dogg, if I knew him... I was getting texts with people's life stories, saying I was their hero."

She was also accused of being the 'Gin and Juice' rapper's girlfriend, and even his illegitimate child.

"I had a couple of people threatening me, saying 'I'm going to find you, I'm going to make you give me Snoop Dogg's number'."

The now-deleted post showing a New Zealand phone number on Snoop Dogg's instagram account.
The now-deleted post showing a New Zealand phone number on Snoop Dogg's instagram account. Photo credit: Instagram

Serong says she has no connection to the Grammy-nominee.

"I liked his music when I was younger, but I'm not a massive fan, I've never really engaged with his posts much or anything."

The Wellington barista says her life is a bit stressful at the moment - she recently lost her job, and was taking calls and interviews for a new one when her phone was suddenly rendered useless.

"I can see the humour [in the situation], but it's also frustrating," she said.

Serong says her number was only on Snoop Dogg's account for around three hours, but in that time it amassed more than 50,000 likes and 30,000 comments.

"That's my worry - he has 26.3 million followers - all those people around the world could see my phone number," she says.

"I'm a very private person. Before this, only about 10 people had my number."

The teenager contacted Snoop Dogg's management, label and even tried direct messaging him herself to get the number taken down, but there was no response.

She made it clear she wasn't looking for money or fame - just an acknowledgement, an apology and an announcement made to not call her any more.

The post has since been deleted - along with several others showing different phone numbers - but Serong will still be changing her phone number.

"I never know what's going to happen when I answer the phone. I feel like I've got a pretty thick skin, but it's been really disruptive."

Serong still has no idea why the post appeared on the rapper's account, but she suspects the "insane" turn of events was a result of Snoop Dogg's account being hacked.