Los Angeles, CA – “I just can’t hold back this lie anymore,” Aaron Carter explained on Twitter last night. “It’s been over 12 years now and I just want to admit that I never actually beat Shaq in basketball.

The pop singer, who released a 2001 hit song, ‘That’s How I Beat Shaq,’ has been experiencing some negative attention from his fans.

“How could you do this to me? I feel like my whole life has been a lie,” responded one of Carter’s number one fans, who goes by the name of xoCrazyLittlePartyGirlxo on Twitter. Another fan responded, “It’s hard to believe that any celebrity could lie to the people who support them.”

The singer, famous for other hits like ‘I Want Candy’ and ‘I’m Going to Miss You Forever’ said he hopes that he can recover from this web of lies. “I’ve been in therapy for the past five years because of this,” he told us. “I didn’t want to admit it to my fans until I could admit it to myself.