Why is ’50 cent dead’ trending?


RUMOURS of 50 cent’s alleged death spread quickly in September 2022 – causing concern among fans across the world.

A Facebook page dedicated to the rappers alleged death attracted nearly one million likes, after fans were given a believable account of 50 cent’s passing.

Why is ’50 cent dead’ trending?

American rapper, 50 cent went viral across the internet once again – and this time it was because fans believed the rapper had tragically died.

Rumours of the rapper’s alleged demise gained traction on social media in September 2022 as rumours emerged that the rapper has passed away.

On Friday, September 9 a post emerged reading: ”At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (September 09, 2022), our beloved rapper 50 Cent passed away. 50 Cent was born on July 6, 1975 in New York.

”He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

Rumour of 50 cent's alleged death spread quickly across social media

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Rumour of 50 cent’s alleged death spread quickly across social mediaCredit: Getty Images – Getty

And it wasn’t long before the power of social media sent the post- attracting nearly one million likes.

Hundreds of fans immediately began to share their messages of condolences on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the 47-year-old rapper, actor and business man was dead.

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And as usual, Twitter went into a frenzy over the death hoax.

However, other’s were quick to take to the internet to share what they believed was false news.

This isn’t the first time 50 cent has been the topic of the rumour mill when it comes to falsely announcing his death.

In 2021, 50 cent was once again a victim of another celebrity death hoax that is circling the internet.

What has 50 cent said about the death hoax?

50 cent hasn’t addressed the rumours publicly but on Saturday, September 10, the rapper’s reps officially confirmed that 50 Cent is not dead.

In a statement, his reps said: “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimised by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.”

What is 50 cent’s real name?

Born on July 6, 175, the American rappers real name is Curtis James Jackson III.

However, he chooses to go by his stage name 50 cent.

50 cent is best known for his impact in the hip hop industry and has been described as a “master of the nuanced art of lyrical brevity”.