A new video titled "R.I.P. Lil Wayne, Rapper Found Dead" is going viral across Facebook and other social media platforms, leaving fans fearing the obvious.
Lil Wayne is not dead, however, despite what the video's title would have you believe (and despite his very real health problems in recent years).
Not only is the hoax video (NOT the one below) a sham, given that the rapper is alive well, it may contain a virus as it continues to spread virally.
Wayne, who suffers from epileptic seizures, has been prematurely reported dead or near dead several times in the past, most famously this year.
Several celebrity gossip sites reported that he was being read his last rites after a seizure, and that may well have been true or simply a false report.
There's a difference between that and a HOAX, though, which is what this is. The “R.I.P. Lil Wayne” video is simply made up for unknown reasons.
Well, one reason may be fairly obvious, actually, and sinister.