Rumors saying Lil Wayne has HIV or AIDS aren’t true, but they keep going on Twitter.
Satire website DailyLeakz.com had an article titled, “Sad News: Lil Wayne reveals HIV diagnosis #Prayforweezy,” a few days ago.
“Breaking News: Lil’ Wayne Of Y.M.C.M.B Came Out Publicly Today And Revealed That He Has Contracted H.I.V. Our Sources Tell Us That Later On This Week He Is Going To Make A Formal Annoucement To The Media & Fans, However He Did Give Positive Words Of Advice, ‘Sometimes you get caught up with the strippers and groupies…Just Wear protection’ #Prayforweezy (sic),” the article says.
The bogus article was shared hundreds of thousands of times, prompting the Louisiana-born rapper to respond to it.
Another fake news website Huzlers.com posted a similar article, which says, “Lil Wayne is not the first celebrity known to have HIV or an STD. Perhaps, the most widely known HIV victim is former NBA champion and legend Magic Johnson, who has become the center of internet memes and jokes, will Lil Wayne become the center of jokes as well? We’ll have to wait and see.”
Huzlers has a disclaimer, which reads: “Huzlers.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.”
Wayne, in a now-deleted tweet, wrote to “stop playin with me!”
Over the weekend, Wayne and Drake released a new single, “Grindin.” The two did a preview of the track near Buffalo, NY.