Lil Wayne Dead 2013? TMZ Wrong; Rapper’s Mom Speaks [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

By Megan Schaefer March 16, 2013 12:54 PM EDT
Recording artist Lil Wayne meets fans and celebrates his contemporary street wear apparel brand TRUKFIT at his hometown Macy's on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 in New Orleans.
Recording artist Lil Wayne meets fans and celebrates his contemporary street wear apparel brand TRUKFIT at his hometown Macy's on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 in New Orleans.

Is Lil Wayne dead?

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The iconic rapper was reportedly in critical condition after suffering from a drug-induced seizure. But after further investigation it can be officially said that Lil Wayne is very much NOT dead.

Was Lil Wayne's death a hoax? The 30-year-old rapped made TMZ's headlines when he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. Tuesday (March 12) after he was "suffering from multiple seizures." Lil Wayne was released the following day, but then found just a few hours later by one of the rapper's body guards laying unconscious on the floor of his room.

"We broke the story," TMZ continued. "Wayne was rushed to the hospital again, but this time he did not stabilize. He was taken to ICU, where he was placed in restraints because he was shaking uncontrollably. We're told Wayne is currently "unstable," and has been placed in an induced coma. He is breathing through tubes."

The gossip website continued to elaborate in great detail, saying the rapper was surrounded by crying family and friends.

"Wayne's mother is currently on a plane flying to Los Angeles - and we're told all major decisions about Wayne's health (including the decision to discontinue life support) will not be made until she arrives," TMZ reported.

But according to Lil Wayne's mother Jacida Carter TMZ, along with the numerous other publications who followed the go-to-gossip columns lead, have their facts mixed up.

Rapper Lil' Wayne performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rapper Lil' Wayne performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"F*ck all you greedy whore lying media scum, taking my poor baby's lil' drug problem and blowing it up like that," Celebrity Dirty Laundry reported.

Lil Wayne was reportedly hospitalized for overdosing on the rappers iconic drink of choice, Sizzurp (a purple liquid made up of prescription-strength cough syrup mixed with alcohol).

In addition to the Lil Wayne death hoax, TMZ also reported that Lil Wayne's stomach was pumped three different times in order to rid his body of the poisons of Sizzurp.

Lil Wayne's mother responded to the allegations of her son's drug-induced death hoax. "A hard working man like my Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., has to unwind sometimes and while some of you may prefer a martini or a relaxing stroll in the park, my Lil Wayne likes to smoke a bag of weed and chase that with some double cups of strong Sizzurp - really helps him take the edge off - and it's not like Sizzurp and weed are bad for you, I mean Justin Bieber's only been hospitalized once or twice for that, right?"

Oh, Mama Carter. Now who is getting her facts wrong?

Rapper Lil Wayne sings 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' during the seventh inning as the San Francisco Giants take on the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
Rapper Lil Wayne sings 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' during the seventh inning as the San Francisco Giants take on the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

Mack Maine, Lil Wayne's fellow rapper and friend, sang the same sentiments, criticizing the Lil Wayne death hoax.

"Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game...thanks for the prayers and concern...he will update you all soon. #love," tweeted Mack Maine.

Lil Wayne's death hoax caused a media meltdown with countless concerned friends.

Stars like Snoop Dog, Christina Milian, Kevin Hart, Ryan Lochte, Gabrielle Douglas and many more tweeted their prayers to the rapper. Despite TMZ's glim report, Mrs. Carter has no hard feelings when it comes to the gossip website. "I have no plans to go after Harvey Levin personally for this scary story - in fact I hope he drops by the hospital to see me and my boy - we love the man! After all Lil Wayne is releasing a new album shortly 'I Am Not A Human Being II' and this 'dying hoax' is the best publicity we could hope for... and it was FREE! - thanks TMZ, thanks Harvey!!" There you have it ... Lil Wayne is alive, well and currently coming out with a new album.

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