LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – J Cole is not dead. J Cole didn’t die in fall 2011 in a Turks and Caicos jet-ski crash. But that same author today is prompting fans to believe that the rapper has died. J Cole wasn’t on vacation today, he wasn’t on a jet-ski, and he certainly isn’t dead.
The latest crash attempt to kill off a celebrity today is striking J Cole. But the story is neither true, nor new. In fall 2011, J Cole was the victim of a fabricated death report by Global Associated, aka Mediafetcher. In it, the website erroneously claimed that J Cole died while on vacation.
The fake report readd”Preliminary reports from Turks and Caicos Police officials indicate that the musician struck a concrete boat slip in a marina on Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands.” The same false report has been used against other rappers including 50 Cent and Lil Wayne.
Even Housewives have been the victim of the false report. In fall 2011, Tamra Barney was furious that the same report was used against her. Barney told news at the time, that while she loves vacations, she wasn’t in Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands, she wasn’t on a jet-ski, and she certainly wasn’t dead.
Barney told news at the time “I’m very much alive.” Barney later added “Don’t believe everything you read! I’m very much alive and filming the seventh season of ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County.’”
Barney said that even the false report prompted concerns locally. “I guess I better call my mom before she starts freaking out… she is one of those that believes everything she reads.”
Unlike 50 Cent, however, J Cole is the victim of only one fake death report today. 50 Cent is currently the victim of three false reports, all from MediaFetcher. Another fake death report claims that 50 Cent drowned today. The story then goes on to tell a tale about the yacht sinking and 50 unable to swim for safety.