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Cranking those rumors about Soulja Boy’s demise
Soulja Boy, the rapper given life on the Internet is now declared dead. (Don’t worry: it’s really just another Twitter rumor).
Soulja Boy, who first catapulted to stardom with his 2007 YouTube single “Crank That,” was declared dead Wednesday by the very Internet that made him famous.
The hashtag #RIPsouljaboy trended on Twitter today even though Soulja Boy (DeAndre Cortez Way) is apparently not really dead in real life.
The hashtag gained popularity with a tweet from @TheBlackSTEWIE (which is not safe for work), a prankster and hip-hop aficionado with over 100,000 followers, according to Topsy, a social media search engine.
Others quickly followed and yet another Twitter rumor began. Of course, not all rumors are a bad thing: Soulja Boy is once again making headlines.
Here’s a Storify showing the evolution of the story.
A former senior politics reporter for the Daily Dot, Kevin Collier focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, and issues of importance to the open internet. Since leaving the Daily Dot in March 2016, he has served as a reporter for Vocativ and a cybersecurity correspondent for BuzzFeed.