Drake Died? Nope, Fake ‘RIP’ Twitter Posts Go Viral Saying Rapper is Dead

March 23, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

False rumors on Twitter are saying that Drake, the rapper and singer, died.

A number of users were tweeting “RIP Drake.”

It’s unclear where the rumor originated.

No mainstream media organizations have reported on his death.

Drake recently said that Jay-Z’s references to art in his songs are problematic.

“It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references,” Drake told Rolling Stone. ”I would love to collect [art] at some point, but I think the whole Rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.”

Jay-Z released a new song “We Made It,” which pans Drake’s criticism.

“Sorry Mrs. Drizzy for so much art talk,” Jay Z raps on the track. “Silly me, rappin’ ’bout [expletive] that I really bought — while these rappers rap about guns that they ain’t shot — and a bunch of other silly [expletive] that they ain’t got.”