Slow down there, world. Take a deep breath. Focus. Listen.
Miley Cyrus is not pregnant with rapper Juicy J’s child.
Well, at least, she’s probably not. This is another cautionary tale in examining your sources. Google Trends shows “Miley Cyrus pregnant” as its No. 1 search term for Monday, September 30, with more than 50k searches. Here’s why.
As the International Business Times reports, Twitter was on fire Sunday night with the rumor of Miley Cyrus’s pregnancy at the hands of rapper Juicy J. IBT identified a post on CreamBMP.com as the source of the rumor. The post, which bears the headline “**BREAKING** Miley Cyrus Announces Pregnancy By Rapper Juicy J On Stage At Bet Hip Hop Awards,” features a picture of the two together and alleged quotes from J and Miley’s father, Bill Ray.
I assure you she’s been doing a lot more than twerking” said Juicy J before Miley Cyrus blurted out that her and the “Bandz a Make Her Dance” rapper were expecting.
“She really broke my achy breaky heart” said Billy Ray Cyrus.
Although unwilling to offer further comment on the Web site’s validity, IBT writer Maria Vultaggio acknowledged the Web site as being the sole source for the rumor.
Fortunately, a comment on the post offered easy debunking. Pulsefeedz.com gives us the following bits of wisdom:
- How is it possible that word of this announcement is just now leaking when there were a bunch of audience members, press and other artists at the show?
Purely logical yet undeniable.
- The picture which is used in the story is from June 9th, 2013. Not from the BET Hip Hop Awards like it’s perceived to be based on the story.
Very much true. A Google image search reveals a June 9 article on for Vibe as the first use of said image.
- Neither Miley Cyrus nor Juicy J were in attendance at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
Pulsefeedz offered this Huffington Post rundown of celebs in attendance as evidence.
Lesson learned: check your sources. Also, even if Miley Cyrus is the current it girl and fix for all the world’s gossip needs, don’t believe everything you read. Especially if it’s about Miley Cyrus being pregnant. CreamDMB.com will enjoy it’s meteoric rise and momentary boost in hits — hint: next time, have more ads before dropping a choice bombshell like this one. The rest of us will move on until the next ridiculous rumor sets the web ablaze.