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Kanye is NOT dead! Internet hoax tops Twitter and Google trends

Kanye interrupting Taylor Swift at MTV VMA


Talk about a crazy morning. I went on Twitter and the first thing I saw was "RIP Kanye West" as the top Twitter trend topic. I was confused and thinking could it be karma? But for some reason I knew it had to be a joke because I did not see anything about it on Yahoo!

Then I investigated and went on Google (where it is also the top trending topic) and found all sorts of articles about the Kanye West Car Accident Death Hoax.

Supposedly the 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 who 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. It's possible that it was timed to exploit the attention West got earlier this week when the bizarre short film called "We Were Once a Fairytale" he created with "Where the Wild Things Are" director Spike Jonze, was briefly posted on West's blog, then taken down with no explanation.

Well girlfriend Amber Rose was very upset and went to her twitter page to refute the rumor:

"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."


I even had to go to my page dadivamika to say sad but Kanye is just the latest to be a part of the death hoax.



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