From Sizzurp To Syracuse
From the news site’s report that Lil Wayne was on his deathbed and being prepped for his last rites to the Cash Money Billionaires crew dispelling the reports and then the official tweet from the rapper himself.
Celebuzz to begin tracking the action.
From Sizzurp to Syracuse, here’s how the drama unfolded.
4:39 PST TMZ posts on their site “LIL WAYNE IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER MORE SEIZURES” followed by an article detailing the circumstances.
5:15 TMZ updates story saying that Wayne was being read his last rites as his family said their goodbyes.
5:16 approximately, TMZ updates story saying, “Wayne’s mother is currently on a plane flying to Los Angeles — and we’re told all major decisions about Wayne’s health (including the decision to discontinue life support) will not be made until she arrives.”
5:16 Bow Wow tweets, “I just spoke to Tune today!!! Fight through homie #Prayforwayne YMCMB.”
5:19 Mack Maine tweets, “Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon. #love.”
5:32 Mack Maine tweets “We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false!!”
5:51 Mack Maine angrily tweets to TMZ saying “it’s certain s–t you should not talk about or play with if u don’t kno what u talking bout….don’t deceive the fans or the people.”
5:53 Mack Maine tweets “and definitely don’t try to kill a man before his time….so from the bottom of my soul and on behalf of my fam……F–K YOU.”
5:55 Stop the presses: Ryan Lochte tweets “Sending my prayers to @LilTunechi back in LA. Hang in there and stay fearless man.”
5:59 approximately, TMZ deletes statement about last rites.
5:59 DJ Skee tweets, “Direct from Lil Wayne’s camp right now: they r saying he’s going to be ok to immediate family (not just on twitter) & reports of death false.”
6:02 Mack Maine tweets “#F–KTMZ.”
6:06 THR tweets what everyone is wondering: “Lil Wayne Reportedly Near Death, or Watching Basketball.”
6:08 Mack Maine tweets “@LilTunechi bout to send a tweet out to kill this and everyone can go back to what they were doing.”
6:15 Syracuse leads game 57-53 against Georgetown/ESPN uses ironic headline: “Not Done Yet.”
6:21 Birdman retweets, “Shame on you @TMZ anything to make a couple $$$$$.”
6:28 Syracuse wins: 58-55
6:28 Lil Wayne tweets, “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.”
6:30 After more than an hour of silence, TMZ reports:
“Sources at the hospital tell us Wayne is still in critical condition in the ICU … but stabilizing.
We’re told the prognosis is uncertain.
Wayne is sleeping right now … which is odd, because he just tweeted saying he’s OK and thanking people for the prayers and love.”
How do you think TMZ handled its Lil Wayne reports?
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