Some people just love to keep stuff going! Like really, when is it or was it EVER cool to start a rumor that someone died!
Last nite, there was a rumor that Kanye West died in a car accident.
The fake news story claims that “a bizarre car crash in Los Angeles involving two luxury cars early this morning [left] rapper Kanye West dead, a second injured, a third arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter and a fourth person was detained by police.
A Los Angeles Police Department officer witnessed the wreck and saw a red Ferrari and a white Porsche ‘spinning out of control’ on Jamboree Road between Bison Avenue and East Bluff Drive.”
The story goes on to provide a seemingly detailed account of the wreckage and injuries, complete with quotes from an LAPD lieutenant on the scene. (MTV)
Computer security blog Sophos.com tracked the origins of the scam, tying it to hackers who used the rumor to push the false reports to the top of Internet search engine results. By Wednesday morning #RIPKanyeWest became a Trending Topic on Twitter, as well as one of the most-searched topics on Google Trends
Once the rumor spread As of yet, neither Kanye or his publicist have addressed the hoax, but his girlfriend, Amber Rose, took to her Twitter to defend ‘Ye!
“This ‘RIP Kanye West’ topic is not funny and it’s NOT TRUE! He has people like myself and his family that love him very much. … It’s in extreme poor taste to have that as a trendy topic. It’s totally disrespectful to make up a story like this we’re all human … and we all make mistakes and to say someone died cuz of a mistake is ridiculous. You wouldn’t want someone to say that about you.”