The Internet is a dangerous place for R&B singers. First it allowed Brian McKnight to embarrass himself with his sexually explicit struggle record, and now it’s killed of R. Kelly. Rumors of the Chicago singer’s demise, by way of a Jet-Skiing accident, spread Tuesday (April 24) thanks to a fake news story.
Global Associated News, a site which allows users to make up stories and post them online, reported the death next to a random picture of a Jet-Ski. According to the report, the 45-year-old met his maker while in Turks and Caicos. Kelly allegedly collided with a concrete boat slip in a marina, and was the only passenger on the water craft. After catching wind of the chatter, Kellz took to Twitter to dispel the report, writing, “Glad I don’t even know how to jet ski,” alongside a photo in a crushed velvet jacket with gold embroidery.
Of course Kelly is just one of many musicians “killed” via a Jet-Skiing accident in Turks and Caicos. Mac Miller, and J. Cole are among those who have allegedly died at sea.
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