Lil Wayne announcing that he was diagnosed with skin cancer and has only one month left to live is a celebrity death hoax. There is no truth to the story that the rapper born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is dying. Rather, Wayne has been a frequent subject of hoax stories about a supposed fatal cancer diagnosis.
Where did this celebrity death hoax originate? The story originated from an April fool post since 2015, reporting that Lil Wayne announced that he had only one month left to live after receiving an advanced cancer diagnosis. The hoax story also included an explanation for Wayne’s condition:
Tattoos and tattoos, his body is covered with maximum tattoos and that became the reason of cancer infection. 80% body covered with tattoos. He smokes and drinks like hell. But, so many tattoos always confused the scanners to track cancer cells. It was stage 4 of cancer when the infection was confirmed.
However, there is no truth to this story according to many reputable sources. The truth of the matter is that Wayne did not issue any statement concerning any problems with his health, much less his impending demise.
But the story was actually an extended recyling of a fake story that reportedly dates back to at least August 2015.
It is worthy of note that the hoax has since been reproduced verbatim on several websites, many of which appear to be based outside of the United States.
Lil Wayne does have a song entitled “I Feel Like Dying” so some could easily confuse that song’s message with any potential story that the rapper is afflicted with some type of illness. However, that is not the case.
Another version of the story recounted the “diagnosis,” but added this following paragraph to add more confusion.
He told reporters that he wants his supporters and fans to drip bottle of codeine and promethazine cough syrup on his grave. Last but not the least, he wishes to see two red bones twerking on other side of the grave.
In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B.G.’z, alongside fellow New Orleans-based rapper Lil’ Doogie. In 1996, Lil Wayne joined the southern hip hop group Hot Boys, with his Cash Money label-mates Juvenile, Young Turk and Lil’ Doogie (who now goes by B.G.).
Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live!, that same year. Most of the group’s success came with their platinum-selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and the 1999 single “Bling Bling”. Along with being the flagship artist of Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Young Money Entertainment, which he founded in 2005.
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