Hip-hop fans were given a bit of an unnecessary shock when they opened up Twitter today when the hashtag #RIP21 was trending on the site earlier leading many to believe 21 Savage had passed away.
Luckily, 21 Savage is alive and well and the trending hashtag was due to NFL players and fans paying respects to Sean Taylor who played for the Washington Redskins with the number 21 on his jersey.
Today marked what would have been Taylor’s 37th birthday which spawned the flood of posts commemorating his life and career.
The NFL player tragically passed away during the 2007 season after intruders shot him in his Miami area home.
The great Sean Taylor would have turned 37 years old today. pic.twitter.com/yq5B340Q3o
— NFL (@NFL) April 1, 2020
Posts started flooding in celebrating the life of the late-NFL star quickly after the NFL made their post.
Despite Taylor’s fame in the sports world, the most notable celebrity figure using the number 21 in 2020 is likely 21 Savage which unfortunately led to some confusion.
Hip-hop fans on the social media platform freaked out when seeing the hashtag catch wind. You can see some of their reactions below.
— 无人驾驶飞机 (@TaeJoonPark999) April 1, 2020
— Champagne Thomas🍾 (@patrondaddy) April 1, 2020
I see #RIP21 and automatically thought y’all were talking about 21 Savage
— . (@_xxxZ) April 1, 2020
— the kidd tyy (@prettyboyy_tyy) April 1, 2020
— Mr. Rage (@AstroBrayan) April 1, 2020
— VideoMixtape.com (@VideoMixtape_) April 1, 2020
— Anbu Black Ops squad leader (@MelaninIsKey) April 1, 2020
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