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'Kanye West RIP' death hoax takes Twitter by storm

Rapper's girlfriend says rumours the singer died are 'not funny'

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A hoax posting on Twitter claiming that Kanye West had been killed in a car crash has taken the internet by storm.

'RIP Kanye West' has become the top trending topic on the site and the top Google search term in the USA just hours after someone falsely posted that the rapper was dead.

West's girlfriend Amber Rose moved quickly to quash the rumours on her own Twitter page, Twitter.com/DaRealAmberRose.

"This RIPKanyeWest topic is not funny and it's NOT TRUE!" she wrote. "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. U wouldn't want someone to say that about u."

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