Honey G fans -apparently there are some- were left gutted following reports the ‘urban artist’ had died.
The X Factor contestant allegedly died after being shot 17 times by a ‘rival east London gang’, reports The Sun.
The hoax was even complemented by a detailed witness report which suggested the shooting followed a five-year beef.
The report said:
“I saw the blacked out jeep overtaking her car, forcing her driver to stop.
Five men in balaclavas got out and began trying to open her door, but then she seemed to open fire on them from the inside, hitting one in the shoulder and another guy in the chest.
They fired back, and hit her several times. She was bleeding from several areas on her torso.
Incredibly a number of people didn’t see through the hoax despite G -real name Anne Gilford- supposedly ‘wielding duel gold plated desert eagle handguns in each hand’ and shouting ‘you East side pansies will never take me alive’ ahead of her fictitious demise.
One concerned fan apparently commented saying ‘She wasn’t a good rapper but she is still human. No person should of got what she got. Rip honey G!’ while others pointed out the hoax was pretty sick.
The pranksters were probably pouncing on the numerous shooting comments posted on social media following her inclusion on the struggling ITV ‘talent’ show.
Who ever is voting for the weirdo honey g needs shooting! It's beyond a joke now! ✊??? @TheXFactor
— Aaron Blake (@AMBlake90) October 23, 2016
just found out Honey G done a cover of Mo Money Mo Problems By Biggie Smalls she needs to be shot
— TESCO ULTRAS (@TheDrummer182) November 9, 2016
why has no one shot Honey G yet???? pls???? anyone???? YYYY????????
— fabulous (@atlanta_rhea) November 6, 2016
So to clarify, Honey G is reportedly alive and well and X Factor fans the nation wide can continue to enjoy/endure her performances on the show.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.