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October 21, 2009

Kayne West is NOT dead

Posted: 04:09 PM ET

By Brian Orloff via People.com

Kanye West has gotten some bad press lately, but even this was too much for those closest to him.

art_kanye_west_giContrary to reports that spread online Tuesday, the outspoken rapper is not dead. West instead was the victim a hoax that began on a fraudulent Web site that resembled a Fox News story reporting that he had died in a "bizarre car crash in Los Angeles."

The site has been taken down – but not before West's model-girlfriend Amber Rose responded on her Twitter page, stating that the rumor of his death was "NOT TRUE." The rumor was especially popular on Twitter, and "RIP Kanye West" actually became a trending topic at one point. Wrote Rose: "This 'RIP Kanye West' topic is not funny. He has people like myself and his family that love him very much."

One possible reason for the hoax?

On Sunday, West released an 11-minute film We Were Once in a Fairytale on his blog directed by Spike Jonze which parodied his obnoxious public persona and showed him drunk in a nightclub while his song "See You in My Nightmares" played. At the end of the clip, West stabbed himself, revealing a demon living inside.

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carol kesling   October 21st, 2009 4:42 pm ET

this is trully a sick joke !!!! not funny at all ................


carebear   October 21st, 2009 4:52 pm ET

I agree its not funny. Happy to hear that Kanye is alive and well. 🙂


Honorine   October 21st, 2009 4:57 pm ET

I mean, he's done some crazy things lately but sure doesn't deserve this type of humiliation. It's not funny at all. To hell with all these hoax crap. Keep messing with people's hearts. That's not right. People could die from hearing a bad news. Plz halt with the hoax thing. It's kinda getting too far. Jezzzzz!


terry   October 21st, 2009 5:01 pm ET

Damn-too bad!!! Only kidding!! Taylor Swift probably started the
rumer:):)


Lori - Justice For Michael   October 21st, 2009 6:28 pm ET

If only the headline was "MICHAEL JACKSON IS NOT DEAD"


TJ   October 21st, 2009 6:50 pm ET

Kanye West is a real bad boy but he doesn't deserve the evil hoax of being dead! This sick world is getting more evil and violent!


Jim Carroll   October 21st, 2009 7:54 pm ET

That is good news!


KENTON FROM USA   October 21st, 2009 8:00 pm ET

I'M SORRY FOR WHAT EMOTIONS HIS FANS MUST HAVE GONE THROUGH. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE FOUND OUT RECENTLY THAT HEARING THAT TYPE OF NEWS IS NOT EASY TO DEAL WITH WHEN THE WORLD LOST MICHAEL JACKSON.


lex   October 21st, 2009 8:40 pm ET

this is crazy kanye isnt a bad person yes he has done some stupid things but this isnt funny sayin dat kanye was dead...dats jus sad


Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   October 21st, 2009 9:00 pm ET

What's one more hoax. America will buy it.


Gerald Jolly   October 21st, 2009 11:02 pm ET

TOO BAD.

I just wish that had of been true.

Gutter trash belongs in the gutter with all the other "DEAD THINGS"


carol kesling   October 21st, 2009 11:34 pm ET

@gerald i see you are in good form tonite as usual !!!!! lol.....


Susan62509   October 22nd, 2009 1:11 am ET

It's shocking to see how many people will believe in a hoax just because the media says something. More people need to differentiate between facts and reality.


หน่าelenaหน่า   October 22nd, 2009 10:57 am ET

They are checking us, as we are strong?
Lori – Justice For Michael, I agree with you)


lola   October 22nd, 2009 11:20 am ET

I wish Kayne West would go away for good-


shaun   October 22nd, 2009 5:00 pm ET

who even cares either way,he's a not talent,and obviously self centeredly obnoxious


Terrie   October 22nd, 2009 6:42 pm ET

Kanye who????? After the VMA incident, people haven't forgiven Kanye for his obnoxious behavior towards Taylor Swift. No one really cares about Kanye West and he's a has been and a history at this point! There are more talented entertainers out there who can act with civility towards one another.


ken   October 22nd, 2009 11:05 pm ET

get a life, really.


angela   October 23rd, 2009 3:08 am ET

darn it!


angela   October 23rd, 2009 3:09 am ET

kanye thinks he is Elvis, oh this poor little wanna be, he exudes inferiority.


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