People thought Machine Gun Kelly had died after a fake story started circulating online this past weekend.
Eminem fans might have started the rumor, adding a little more drama to the beef between the rappers.
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Meme-makers posing as reporters shared a story on social media, saying MGK died because of a drug called “Ligma”—which doesn’t exist.
According to Hot New Hip Hop, the account that started the rumors is run by Eminem fans, creating another chapter in the on-going Machine Gun Kelly/Em feud.
In case you need a reminder, the beef started when Eminem surprise-released his Kamikaze LP Aug. 31. The rapper took aim at MGK (among others) in his track “Not Alike” where he brings up comments the former made about his daughter in 2012.
After teasing he was back in the studio and declaring he ”want[s] to destroy him,” Eminem most recently fired back with “Killshot” Sept. 14. The track ended up having the biggest rap debut in YouTube history and hit No. 3 on Billboard.
Machine Gun Kelly fans reacted to the news over the weeked. Some were worried, but others quickly noticed the false information.
Check out some of the reactions below:
My dad just came into my room going, “You know this guy?” And I’m like, “Machine Gun Kelly? Yeah why?” “He’s dead.” “What, really from what?” “It says ‘was found by manager of LIGMA overdose.’” I busted out laughing. pic.twitter.com/BATZVzcrBj
— Jewish Reggie Rocket (@LeahMazzella) October 15, 2018
— Frank Tracy III (@FrankTracyIII) October 14, 2018
I SAW A THING ABOUT MACHINE GUN KELLY BEING FOUND DEAD AND I LEGIT FREAKED OUT
— ????(pinned rtxrt)Hunter the genderfluid unicorn???? (@SoWrongItsH) October 14, 2018
So I come across an article of @machinegunkelly being dead lmao knew it was fake when it said “Richard Colson Baker” lol um who’s Richard? ????
— loretta (@l_day1998) October 15, 2018