Fake site claims rapper has been shot dead

Lil Wayne has become the subject of a death hoax, after a fake BBC News page appeared to claim the rapper had been shot dead.

According to the fake site, Wayne was supposed to have been killed in the early hours of Saturday (November 1) morning, following a despite between the Blood and Crips gangs.

The page, which can be seen at Kineticnorth.com, claimed the rapper had been pronounced dead after being shot six times.

The hoax caused rumours of Wayne‘s murder to circulate around the internet over the weekend until several sites, most notably Perezhilton.com, went out of the way to state that the rapper is still very much alive.

A similar online death hoax using the same ‘BBC News’ generator also appeared this weekend suggesting UK grime artists Wiley was dead too.