News of rapper Trina’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the rapper best known for hit songs like Single Again, Here We Go or Pull Over is alive and well.
UPDATE 09/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Trina death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the rapper’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Trina’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American rapper’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (July 07, 2020), our beloved rapper Trina passed away. Trina was born on December 3, 1978 in Miami. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 41-year-old rapper and model was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a rapper of Trina's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 54% still think false Trina death rumors are funny.
Trina Death Hoax Dismissed Since Rapper Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Wednesday (July 08) the rapper's reps officially confirmed that Trina is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved rapper. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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