Contrary to several internet reports, Lil Waynes daughter was not killed on Sunday night (August 10), the rapper confirmed with AllHipHop.com in an exclusive statement.
Several websites reported early Monday afternoon (August 11) that eight-year-old Reginae Carter had been killed in a traffic accident.
Despite the absence of details of the reported accident, the news spread quickly, prompting fans to offer their condolences via Waynes MySpace page.
It has come to my attention that there are recent reports circulating regarding my daughter. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who are genuinely concerned about Reginae and her safety, Lil Wayne told AllHipHop.com. Please allow me to dispel any rumors or speculations and report that my daughter is alive, healthy and surrounded by family who care and love her dearly. The rumors are completely false and unfounded; neither Reginae nor any other member of my family has been involved in any car accident. My family and I truly appreciate the concern and support shown to us.
Buried among the comments, however, was a statement posted Sunday night by someone claiming to be Reginaes aunt, who stated that the little girl, who is often seen alongside her superstar dad on red carpets and award show stages, was tucked away in her bed at this very moment, trying to get past the hurt this ugliness has caused her and our family.
I am pleased to inform you that this report is false, the poster went on to say. It is merely a rumor started by someone who obviously is miserable in their own skin that they would even have the notion to attack a child.