On That Bogus 'Lil Wayne is Dead' Rumor

Rapper TI is pissed at TMZ for reporting yesterday that Weezy was near death:

“TMZ, all of y’all take this entertainment shit way too far” T.I. said. “We live and hurt. We got mommas, we got kids. They hurt, we hurt.”

I saw someone on Twitter mention this, and I immediately sought out more information. I found nothing corroborating it, only that the story was most likely a hoax. Lil Wayne is one of my favorite artists, so initially I definitely had a What the fuck?! moment.

The lesson here? Never, under any circumstances, put any weight into what TMZ says.