Fact Check: Rapper Dr. Creep Did NOT Predict The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic In A 2013 Song

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  • by: Kaiyah Clarke
Fact Check: Rapper Dr. Creep Did NOT Predict The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic In A 2013 Song Fact Check: Rapper Dr. Creep Did NOT Predict The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic In A 2013 Song Happenstance

Did a rapper named Dr. Creep predict the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, also known as COVID-19, in a song he created titled "Pandemic"? No, that's not true: The musician outright refuted this claim in a Facebook post near the beginning of the pandemic, stating that he was referencing the coronavirus pandemics that were ongoing in 2013 -- which was different from the coronavirus pandemic that began in 2019.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post on May 18, 2022. It includes a short video with overlaid text and opens:

This Rapper Predicted The Corona Virus Back In 2013...

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Dr. Creep COVID screenshot.png

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Wed May 25 17:11:31 2022 UTC)

In this 30-second video, a social media user describes a rapper called "DR CREEP" and his 2013 song "Pandemic." At 0:15 in the video, Dr. Creep says:

2020 combined with coronavirus, bodies stacking

It's heard at 1:07 in a September 30, 2020, YouTube video of "Pandemic" on the DR CREEP account:

2020 combined with coronavirus, bodies stacking

the world is now at the start of the influenza pandemic

Dr. Creep refutes the claim that he predicted the 2020 coronavirus pandemic on his Facebook account on March 29, 2020 post:

There was already 6 or so coronaviruses in 2012/2013 when the Pandemic song was created and a coronavirus was being talked about a lot at the time. As for mentioning 2020, well 2020-2030 was just significant years to me, as well as many other people that are educated on these esoteric topics. 10 years ago it was said that 2012 was nothing to worry about, it's 2020-30 to pay attention to. To me, the lyrics are just more of a coincidence than a prediction as I don't feel I was 'trying' to predict anything, I just rapped about what I was watching. (Check comment section for one of the vids that inspired writing some of the pandemic track). But call it a prediction, dumb luck, coincidence, remote viewing, predictive programming (lmaoπŸ˜‚) or whatever you want. People just never heard of a coronavirus which is part of a family of viruses, hence why they dubbed the new one covid-19 or sars-cov-II. Sars & Mers were both coronaviruses as well. Just a tad bit of information... annnnd I'm not the only dude that mentioned the damn coronavirus back in 2013!!!!

Sooooo once again, NO, I'm not a prophet. Not Nostradamus. No, I don't make predictions and No I'm not a writer for The Simpsons. BUT, I have been studying docs and listening to 'insiders' & 'whistle blowers' in lectures and interviews for 10+ years and some things just add up and lyrics come out of it. NOT a prediction, simple as that. Yea I know, mentioning a coronavirus and 2020 in a song titled Pandemic from 2013 is strange to most people, but not so much to me as this is what I do, I watch 'crazy shit' and make esoteric underground hip hop. I have had A LOT of time to look into wild shit and dive down the rabbit hole as I never had a 9-5, lol. To sum it up, in 2012 a coronavirus was always in the news and being talked about, in 2012 people in lectures, interviews, etc were sayin 2012 was nothing to worry about and 2020-2030 people should pay attention to, then we made a track called pandemic and I wrote a bunch of that shit into the track and I happened to say that line yall freaking out over.

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) appeared at the time Dr. Creep released his 2013 song.

Viral illnesses like MERS and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) are part of the general coronavirus family. The current coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) originated in Wuhan, China, in early December 2019.

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  Kaiyah Clarke

Kaiyah Clarke is a fact-checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Journalism. When she is not fact-checking or researching counter-narratives in society, she is often found reading a book on the New York Times Bestseller List.

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