Yesterday while having a lovely dinner when my cousin, I log onto Instagram and I’m seeing post from all kinds of people saying Lil Wayne is on his death-bed. Now normally I would always second guess this type of news, however I seen it on 4 blogs and guess who they all sourced, none other than TMZ. So of course I quickly became worried and did a quick repost. Well it didn’t take long for people to tell me this was a lie, or as my girl @CaseyCarter put it “bull sh*t news!”
About 18 hours ago Lil Wayne tweeted:
I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 16, 2013
And before Lil Wayne even tweeted that I found this tweet from Mack Maine:
We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false!! — Mack Maine (@mackmaine) March 16, 2013
AND MY FAV MACK MAINE TWEET!!
— Mack Maine (@mackmaine) March 16, 2013
So this is my thing…. What’s going on with TMZ and their sources lately? I swear this isn’t the first awful “source” they had this 2013. I can’t remember the blog post, but just a month ago I said shame on TMZ for posting something before they fact checked it. I feel with TMZ being so “in the know,” to the public, they need to really make sure what they post is true. At this very moment, I’m STILL seeing people talking about Lil Wayne being on his death-bed, while they source TMZ in the tweet or blog post. It’s truly a mess if you ask me. The way TMZ is going, they’re going to have as much credibility as Media Take Out by next summer.
*Updated to added*
Lil Waynes publicist released this statement to Ny Daily News a few moments ago:
“He is not in critical condition. He is recovering and doing well now. He appreciates everyone’s concern. But he is okay,” Kia Selby, a publicist at Cash Money Records, said.