Pranksters sent a wave of fear through the hip-hop
community via a fake CNN website, which reported that rappers 50 Cent and Jay-Z
"Jay-Z is in f*cking Switzerland right now,"
Russell Simmons told AllHipHop.com. "This sh*t isn’t true. 50 Cent was
just on New York radio too."
The URL was cleverly designed to mimic the CNN.com
URL, fooling many users into believing a report that 50 Cent and Jay-Z were
both killed in Los Angeles.
According to the poorly written report, 50 Cent
was shot 3 times of shots by a semiautomatic rifle and that Jay-Z died of a
stab wound to the neck.
The bogus report stated that the rappers were
killed in the lobby of an unnamed Los Angeles hotel lobby and that two suspects
remained at large.
These reports are false.
The fake CNN News Generator," enables people
to post fake news on what appears to be the official CNN website.