Hoax Alert: 50 Cent NOT Shot 9 Times Again & Meek Mill Is NOT A Suspect

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  • by: Alan Duke

Lead Stories' Trendolizer detected as trending a story on several websites reporting that 50 Cent has been shot 9 times and that rival rapper Meek Mill is a suspect in the shooting. This is a hoax report published by websites that have a reputation of publishing ironic, but false stories.

The fake report is ironic because 50 Cent did survive 9 gunshots in a 2000 incident, which he described to Oprah Winfrey in this video:

50 Cent also released a song and music video titled "9 Shots" last year.


  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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