Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at 7:26 am
Kanye West Is Not Dead! However, “RIP Kanye West” has managed to become a top trending topic tonight on twitter after rumors circulated that he was killed in a car accident in LA earlier today. According to the fake story, he was in a car crash involving two luxury vehicles. An LAPD officer “reportedly” witnessed the wreck and saw a red Ferrari and a white Porsche “spinning out of control”. The Ferrari (driven by West) hit the curb and then collided with a pole while the Porsche sped away.” Two people were supposedly arrested and detained by police.
Who comes up with these elaborate stories. His girlfriend Amber Rose thinks that the trending topic has gone a bit too far. She writes:
This RIP KanyeWest topic is not funny and its NOT TRUE! He has people like myself and his family that love him very much. Its in extreme poor taste to have that as a trending topic. It’s totally disrespectful to make up a story like this. We are 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. Or someone u love it’s not funny.
Personally I thought it was in poor taste especially with all the recent celebrity deaths but it goes to show you the power of Twitter and misinformation. Here is a screen shot of Fox News reporting the story before they knew it was a hoax