Lil Wayne’s fans everywhere are breathing a deep sigh of relief after hearing that the reported shooting at the ‘How to Love’ rappers Miami Beach mansion turned out to be a ‘swatting’ situation.
Lil Wayne, 32, and the four people reported to be involved in a shooting at the Young Money artist’s house on March. 11, are all fine and were the victims of a scary prank. However, the rapper’s fans are definitely not amused and while they may be overjoyed that the artist is alive, they are freaking out on Twitter about the careless hoax.
Lil Wayne’s Shooting Hoax — ‘Swatting’ Causes Fans To Freak Out On Twitter
Lil Wayne fans are not amused — and rightfully so after being scared for their favorite artist’s life following the TMZ report that four victims had been shot inside the rappers house.
Luckily, the rapper and the victims are all fine — his record label Young Money even put the story to rest by tweeted that, “Wayne is okay. Wasn’t home during alleged events.”
Following the scary turn of events, Lil Wayne’s fans turned to Twitter to share their thoughts on the scary prank.
— Carlos Serrano (@cserrano2) March 11, 2015
It was all a hoax! Lil Wayne be safe, y’all!
— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) March 11, 2015
Shooting scare at Lil Wayne’s House was a Hoax.. Swatting incident. — Amanda Zavala (@ActionNwsAmanda) March 11, 2015
Hold on everybody Lil Wayne story may be hoax or “swatting” big joke huh.
— bluejean (@bluejean24) March 11, 2015
Tbh I’m just really happy Lil Wayne is OK. Makes focusing on this Q and A session I can’t understand much easier. — David Fraser (@DCFraser) March 11, 2015
Happy My dude Lil Wayne Ok 😂😂 — HER✨❤ (@LoveeSorayaa) March 11, 2015
Wow Lil Wayne’s house getting shot up with 4dead was a complete hoax? Good job Associated Press. If Ya ain’t first your last
— Matt Rodgers (@madgers818) March 11, 2015
Swatting is dangerous & a serious waste of resources…Cops swarm Lil Wayne’s Miami mansion after swatting hoax http://t.co/FGxhsKejcO
— K (@KsKM3) March 11, 2015
Now that we know the Lil’ Wayne thing was a hoax, can I start making “Mrs. Officer” jokes?
— Meredith B. Kile (@em_bee_kay) March 11, 2015
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, following the scary incident we exclusively spoke to Miami Police Public Information Officer Vivian Thayer who confirmed that there were, “No victims, no subjects, no injuries, appears to be swatting.”
Before Vivian confirmed that the call was “swatting” — which is a prank call with the purpose of causing an emergency response from police — Officer Thayer told us that there’s “always a possibility” that a call like this is a prank, “but if we treat it as if no one is injured and there is, that’s on us.”
We are so glad everyone involved is ok!
HollywoodLifers, are you annoyed by the hoax? Do you think it is funny? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Caitlin Beck