The Gummo rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69, is not dead — despite what a viral celebrity death hoax might say. The fake news story claims that the controversial rapper died from a ‘ligma’ overdose.
According to Lead Stories, ‘Ligma’ does not exist – it is an internet prank. In the ‘ligma’ meme when a person asks what it is, the response is “ligma balls.”
Professional gamer Ninja was subject to a similar hoax claiming that he passed away from ‘ligma’ disease.
Tekashi 6ix9ine is not dead and is active on social media.
As with other celebrity death hoaxes, the fake news spread primarily on Twitter and Facebook. Many fans took to Twitter questioning whether the 22-year-old rapper is really dead.
Is 6ix9ine still in critical condition or he dead?
— Lex. (@youKN0Wlex) September 18, 2018
Tekashi 6ix9ine rose to prominence in the Hip Hop industry with his breakout single Gummo. The rapper has been controversial due to his many feuds in the industry and pleading guilty to one felony count of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl.
— Complex (@Complex) September 18, 2018
Earlier this year, Tekashi69 was kidnapped, beaten, and robbed in Brooklyn after shooting a music video. The Fefe rapper has dared his enemies to kill him on social media on numerous occasions, which may lead some fans to believe the fake news story that he has died.
6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has not yet responded to the death hoax rumor.