The rumors that Kanye West died in a car accident earlier today have been confirmed to be untrue. Just another hoax that has taken over the Internet.
From the New York Daily News:
On Tuesday, “RIP Kayne West” started trending on popular micro-blogging site Twitter after a bogus report popped up on image-based bulletin board 4chan.org claiming West had died in a car accident in Los Angeles.
“This ‘RIP KayneWest’ topic is not funny and it’s NOT TRUE,” the model tweeted. “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,” Rose continued. “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. U wouldn’t want someone to say that about u.”
Users who searched for more information on the story were redirected to sites distributing spyware, malware and “scareware,” according to TheHollywoodGossip.com.