LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Vybz Kartel is not dead. Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer) is battling fake death reports surfacing online today. The reports emerged one week after his new release, Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto. The book hitting newsstands last Friday is drawing fan praise; the book was co-authored by Michael Dawson.
Vybz Kartel was not shot in his cell, as some erroneous reports claimed online Friday. The reports surfaced just one month after singer Sizzla Kalonji battled fake death reports as well. Also surfacing online this afternoon are fabricated claims that Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa died in a car crash, a fake tale that surfaced online last year.
In June 2012, fake Sizzla Kalonji death reports hit the web.They fabricated reports used the absence of social media comments by Sizzla since October 15, 2011 to further confuse fans. The fake reports asserted that Sizzla died in a car crash.
But some fans were skeptical at the time. âSizzla been dying in car crashes for about 5 years nowâ said one fan. Another, however, wrote âR.I.P Sizzla, ironic how you died in a car crash.â
Today’s fake Kartel death reports claim that he was found dead inside his cell last night July 12, 2012. The fabricated claims asserted that he was stabbed Thursday night.
Meantime, Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto has earned praise from fans. The book seeks to address “other half of the story that has never been told.” The book coversÂ “a story which Reggae pioneers have sang about – but Vybz Kartel has dared to put it into book form”, publishers said in a news statement this week. Kartel remains in jail in the Clive âLizardâ Williams case. Kartel is not dead, nor is Sizzla, and Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa haven’t died in a car crash today.