ST LOUIS (LALATE) – 2 Chainz is not dead. Rapper 2 Chainz (real name Tauheed Epps) hasn’t died this September 2012. But last night, the Def Jam musician battled a fake death report. He is the latest rapper to be targeted this month. But the culprit behind the current 2 Chainz erroneous tale remains unknown.
On Saturday evening, a round of 2 Chainz false death reports surfaced online. This purportedly marks the first time that the Def Jam rapper has been struck by false death reports this year. But the timing of the fake claim is problematic.
In contrast, 2 Chainz has been the subject of false reports concerning his music all summer long. In May, fake news reports surfaced that Kanye West had signed 2 Chainz to GOOD Music.
Epps quickly told news that it was yet another erroneous report. “He just said I’m good, like I’m ill. But we were talking and I think I was jeopardizing my brand sometimes by doing the homeboy special.” He also told news “So I think he felt like we should just put that out there that we aren’t doing no more of that.”
Since 2010, most celebrity death reports have struck male rappers. Today is no different. Among the most targeted rappers to date remain Lil Wayne and 50 Cent.
Behind the 50 Cent fake death reports has been Global Associated aka Media Fetcher. The death website currently in fact has three separate death tales striking 50 at the same time. One claims the rapper has died in a snowboarding accident in Zermatt. Another asserts that he has perished in a jet ski crash in Turks and Caicos/ And a third says that the rapper has died on a sunken yacht in France.
But despite the latest round of death reports striking 2 Chainz, the rapper has continued to tweet to fans that he is very much alive. Last night he told news “Stop with the rumors.” He also told news “We turning up tonight at the metroplex in Little Rock tonight.” This morning he told fans and news “Should b interesting. I chartered a bus so my whole hood kuld meet me n Miami. TurnUP virgos. Catch me on da yacht.” 2 Chainz is not dead, Adam Sandler hasn’t been on a snowboard, and Jackie Chan in alive.