Internet death rumours strike across the Atlantic
Wiley has reassured fans that he is not dead following a spate of hoax internet news reports erroneously claiming that he had died after being stabbed.
The London grime artist posted a message – “I AM NOT DEAD” – on his MySpace page, myspace.com/eskiboywiley, after a mock article composed in the style of a BBC News article wrongly reported his demise.
“Knowing Wiley, he’ll probably make a tune about it [the fake reports].”
Despite the denial, some Wiley fans had fallen for the hoax. “We’ve had people crying today about this situation and I think that that’s really sad,” Suge continued.
He added: “It is upsetting but I just believe the person who’s done it is obviously a sad individual to be putting such rumours like that out there.”