Lil Wayne Dead, or just more internet rumormongering?

The interwebs must be bored this weekend. Following on from the false report that Katt Williams had died in a plane crash, the hot rumor of the hour has Lil Wayne dead in a shooting.

The rumor mill reports that Lil Wayne died from a gun shot over the weekend in a gang feud. Wayne has a history with guns, and when was 12 he accidentally shot himself in the chest with a .44-caliber.

Like the Kat Williams rumor yesterday, the Lil Wayne rumor smells a lot like a 4chan stunt, with people posting to message boards that they’ve heard it on the radio “3 minutes ago.”

Perez Hilton claims it’s not true, but that’s the best confirmation we have at this time. If we hear an official denial, we’ll update the post.

Update: this is one report doing the rounds. Still sounds like a hoax, although the police officer named is real.

Dwayne Carter Aka ‘Lil Wayne’ Gunned Down After Show In Hometown Of New Orleans

Dwayne Carter known by his rap alias of ‘Lil Wayne’ is the latest victim of the notorious feud between the ‘Bloods’ And ‘Crips’.

Shortly after performing at the New Orleans Arena, Lil Wayne was involved in an altercation with members of rival gang the ‘Crips’, and brutally shot 6 times with a semi automatic 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun

Paramedics rushed to the scene and attempted to resuscitate the rapper, however were unable to prevent colossal blood losses and Dwayne Carter was pronounced dead at 02:36 Am, November 1st,shortly after arriving at Tulane University Hospital.

This will be seen as a huge loss to the hiphop community, as the self proclaimed ‘Best Rapper Alive’ has been an integral part of the revival of the genre, going platinum with his latest release Tha Carter III within one week.

New Orleans police Chief Warren J.Riley appealed to any witnesses to come forward with any information