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TMZ Ties Dead Boston Marathon Bomber To Hip-Hop, Pisses Off Everyone


TMZ posted a story touting the dead Boston Marathon bomber’s ties to Hip-Hop. A clear reach, the story has pissed many off. 

The source of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s alleged Hip-Hop pedigree, the post was titled Dead Bombing Suspect Heavy Into Hip Hop, was an e-mail address associated to him from the website “” That’s it.

Tsarna is the older brother of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is currently being pursued by authorities after escaping last night, reportedly by barreling through police with a stolen Mercedes-Benz SUV then hopping out and making a run for it. Allegedly, he had to run over his older brother’s body to make his getaway.

The question is, what 26-year-old hasn’t been into Hip-Hop at least for a hot second?

Nile “Low Key” Ivey of the blog YouHeardThatKnew probably summed it up best. “Ya’ll surprised at TMZ still?,” he tweeted. “TMZ put that story up knowing y’all would react. Smh.”

Mission accomplished.

UPDATE: And #TMZReports is now trending on Twitter.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

Photo: Deadspin

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  • Walt

    Yeah, rappers are never violent or anything….

    • rdgtalk

      I’m a 55 year old white guy, and even I know that, while hip hop artists may rap, not all rappers are hip hop. So, since the article is about ties to hip hop, your remark about rappers is off-topic.

  • Babsk37

    TMZ is racist so no surprise

    • rdgtalk

      I say the racists are those who see racism in everyone else – especially in anyone who holds a different opinion. It’s a low-brow attempt to quash any opposing opinion because of a lack of ability and intellect. to debate points of difference on merit.

  • Bob

    Rap music fans and islamic terrorists are both supporters of the current administration…. so I can see the link.

  • Bob

    but seriously, what happened to when radical immigrant muslems would just move to IL, run for political office, get their opponents thrown off the ballots, and move through the ranks…. then they get to disarm the public, send military equipment to muslem brotherhood, raise taxes on working people, and marginalize their political opponents…. I just don’t understand the bombing, or rap music.

  • Al Sharpton

    Why would people be surprised he likes hip hop, unless your telling me hip hop is crap but that’s not the case is it?