Bryan Silva: Vine Star Posts ‘Gratata’ Compilation, ‘Bryan Silva App’; No, He’s Not Dead

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 12, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Bryan Silva has been constantly tweeting and posting Vine videos in spite of Twitter users saying he was shot and killed.

More than a week ago, a fake report from Huzlers.com said Silva, 23, was shot and killed for using racial slurs. It’s not true, as the website describes itself as “satire.”

Silva posted a video of about a day ago showing a compilation of people imitating his “gratata” saying.

He’s also attempting to promote a “Bryan Silva app,” which has “all my exclusive songs.”

As of Monday afternoon, a number of people were still tweeting that Silva had died.

A few days ago, Complex.com posted an interview with Silva, who has hundreds of thousands of followers on Vine and Twitter.

“I’m from Charlottesville, Virginia. I’m still in Virginia now. I was born in Florida and when I was two I moved to Virginia and lived there until about 12. Then I moved back to Florida to live with my dad. I believe I was 14 when I ended up moving back to Virginia. A couple months later I got locked up for three years,” he said.

Silva added that he never graduated from high school, and said he  “went to the university of the streets. I ended up having to get my GED when I was locked up. I actually got that when I was 16. I mainly found my fun with the freaks and the [expletive].”

About the Vine video popularity, he said, “I think it was mainly from all my hard work from the past years, from all the promoting. My name, Bryan Silva, when you say it it’s one of those names that literally gets stuck inside your head to where you don’t forget it. On top of that, my body, my face, everything I do, my personality, how I put myself out there, all that. It all stands out to everyone else. What got me on WorldStar was my one flexing video.”

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.