Lil Wayne became the victim of a death hoax last weekend when a fabricated BBC News page reported that he had been killed in a gang dispute.
According to the fake site, Wayne was supposedly riddled with bullets in the early hours of Saturday morning, following a beef between the Bloods and the Crips.
The page, which can be seen at www.Kineticnorth.com, claimed the rapper had been pronounced dead after being shot six times, reports NME. The hoax caused rumors of Wayne’s murder to circulate around the Internet over the weekend.
A similar online death hoax using the same “BBC News” generator also appeared this weekend suggesting U.K. rapper Wiley had also died.