April Fool's Day Roundup

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31:  Rappers Lil Wayne (L) and Drake perform onstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lil Wayne;Drake

April Fool's Day Roundup

Reginae Carter, hiphopwired.com and others attempt to fool the audience with phony info.

Published April 1, 2011

Today, for April Fool's Day, a few folks tried to pull the wool over the eyes of some naive hip hop fans. And it's not just the artists who are in on the jokes. Apparently some websites wanted part of the action.

Website hiphopwired.com thought it would be funny to post a story saying that Drake had been ousted from Young Money. The best part about the story was a mention that Drake and Weezy were involved in a shoving match. The only problem was that it was the only site that posted anything on it, and it was all credited to a "source." That one was pretty easy to see through.

One that wasn't as easy to see through was the tweet that came from Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae Carter. The teenager tweeted that she would be deleting her account. "I am deleting my twitter 2morrow !! 2 much drama. This my last day ! Yhu haters got your wish!" she wrote. Not too longer after that posting, she returned to tell her followers that it was an April Fool's joke.

Then, there was the story on a blog on Forbes.com. Zack O'Malley Greenburg wrote a story about Jay-Z and Beyonce wanting to purchase EMI Records, calling it "Jay-B’EMI Recordings." Not so much.


(Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images)

Written by Kim Osorio


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