Did Lil Wayne die? For the third time this year, rapper Lil Wayne has been the subject of false reports, claiming he has died. The latest Death hoax surrounding the artist started as a result of a questionable video clip being passed around Facebook labeled, "R.I.P - RAPPER LIL WAYNE FOUND DEAD!" Even though the hoax started nearly three days ago and has been confirmed as false by numerous reputable news sources, the fake report about Lil Wayne being found dead continues to circulate and has even found its way on to Twitter.
While most fans of the artist know not to believe reports of celebrity deaths without first doing a little research, the are still an unbelievable number who believe Lil Wayne did die and are tweeting sad messages in remembrance of the rapper. According to RingsideReport which claims to have a personal relationship with Lil Wayne, the rapper is none too pleased about this death hoax rumor surfacing for a third time this year.
According to the blogger at RingsideReport,
"Yesterday, I righted a wrong and proved that my friend, the LEGENDARY Lil Wayne, was alive and well but ... [people] are keeping it going ... Firstly, Lil Wayne is NOT dead. I just spoke to him and he said the following: 'Vinman, I'm sick of these keyboard warrior twats putting me on blast and saying that I died. Really? Really? My god, imagine if my family saw those headlines. They'd be devastated! I am alive and well and please release the dogs on these FOOLS and do not extend an olive tree branch either. Also, Vinman, please trace the IPs, which I know you're very good at, and put them on blast. My niece got in trouble last week when she called somebody dead. Thank you fella.'"
Lil Wayne has not personally stepped out to dispute the reports alleging he's died, since no major news source is reporting his death, we must conclude these reports are completely false.
This most recent false report about Lil Wayne being dead must have reached a number of fans however, as, according to TheEpochTimes, over 200,000 people searched for news about Lil Wayne's dying on Monday.
One proof that the Lil Wayne claims are likely untrue is the fact that the rapper released a single in collaboration with Chris Brown titled "Loyal."
WATCH: Chris Brown - Loyal Ft Lil Wayne & French Montana (NEW)
Earlier this year a huge death hoax concerning Lil Wayne broke out after TMZ mistakenly reported that the rapper was on his death bed and receiving his last rites. Though this report was inaccurate, Lil Wayne did experience health scare at the time, as he suffered a number of epileptic seizures in a row. The rapper later revealed in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel that he had suffered with the health problem his entire life.
"It [the seizures] was serious because I was upstairs and my homies were downstairs, and they didn't even know that I was up there seizing. One of them just was like, 'he hasn't come down in a minute.'"
To that Lil Wayne added, "It's just a private matter that I've been dealing with my whole life. We're so used to it happening, so my doctors prepped all my homies ... this isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I've had a bunch of seizures; y'all just never hear about it. This time it got real bad because I got three of 'em in a row, and on the third one, my heart rate went down to, like, 30 percent. Basically, I could've died soon. That's why it was so serious. The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest and overworking myself. That's typical me, though."
WATCH: Lil' Wayne on Jimmy Kimmel Live
If you hear anyone spreading the false rumor that Lil Wayne has died, please share this article with them so they can get their facts straight.
Twitter Responds to "R.I.P - RAPPER LIL WAYNE FOUND DEAD!" Facebook Video
If lil Wayne has died, I will honestly cry✋
— dee (@Demiwhiteoak1) December 18, 2013
Mums tryna tell me lil wayne died of an over dose of syrup surely not — Lucy x (@lucysandom) December 18, 2013
Anyone know if Lil Wayne really died?
— ryan hagerman (@ryan_hagerman) December 18, 2013
Omgggg lil wayne has just died!!!!! — Khalifa✌️ (@Bates_louiee) December 18, 2013
So um.. Did lil Wayne die?! #questionthatneedsanswered
— - m a d i s o n. ⚓ (@mburgei) December 18, 2013
Lil wayne really die? I seen they found him dead? — Brett ShearerTM (@shearerboy) December 18, 2013
Did lil Wayne seriously die? Wtf
— Caroline Lemke (@thewayittiss) December 18, 2013
"@GETNAKEDJUSTIN: Lil wayne better not be dead