According to the YouTuber, police had been called to her home in a classic case of "swatting" in wake of her big reveal, leading to a terrifying moment during what should have been a celebratory time for the singer.
JoJo Siwa heads out from the airport on Sunday (January 24) after arriving in Vancouver, British Columbia. "I told the internet, 'No matter gay, straight, or bi, Lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby, I was born to survive.' The only reason why I'm not saying what I am is because I don't really know, but I know I'm really happy and that's all that matters", JoJo said. "We're at our house, and all of a sudden, there was a whole bunch of police telling us to come outside the house", she explained. "And we didn't know why", she said.
Celebrities including Paris Hilton and Ellen DeGeneres supported the 17-year-old on social media. "We went outside, hands up, because you have to obviously follow the rules, and then the police were saying that somebody had called and made a claim".
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Insider that officers had responded to a block on Saturday afternoon that appears to match the home shown in the footage, and found no evidence of trouble.
Siwa later claimed "50 police cars" surrounded her house but, in the minute-long TRQFFIC video, only seven police cars and one firetruck were visible. I've been happy for a little bit now. "Love you kiddo! Keep making me proud".
'Those police could've had a much better time spent somewhere else actually helping somebody, instead of dealing with a fake claim from paparazzi'. Literally just come ring my doorbell, paparazzi.
"Never prank the police". It's very, very, very illegal, ' Siwa warned on her videographer Nate Javier's Instagram Live that evening. I think humans are awesome, I think humans are really incredible people. I want to keep things in my life private before they're ready to become public.
"I know everyone's situation is different and it might be harder for some people and easier for some people to come out or be themselves but I think coming out has this stigma around it - that it's this really, really scary thing, but it's not anymore", Siwa added. "I'll wave to you from my window".