TMZ is known for getting the scoop on all things celebrity, most of the time before anyone else knows about it. They have spies pretty much everywhere.
But when they get things wrong, they have a tendency to get it really wrong…and they don’t always admit to their mistakes (often just omitting a sentence and acting like it never happened).
By now, we all know rapper Lil Wayne has been hospitalized for seizures (there were reports that he slipped into a coma but he or someone from the team tweeted he was okay). While his condition was apparently listed as critical, TMZ took it upon themselves to run a story that said Wayne was being read his “last rites” which happens when a person is on their death bed. They’ve since taken the story down but didn’t even apologize for printing something that was incorrect and unverified.
Well, T.I., who is a good friend of the rapper, got wind of the story and he was not too pleased. He took to his Twitter account to let TMZ know that he was…upset. We warn you, the screencapped tweets are chock full o’ cuss words so if that’s not what you want to see, scroll on down.
That was probably putting it lightly. Although his language was extremely harsh, it appears his heart was in the right place. As a family friend, he was trying to shield the negative and incorrect stories from Wayne’s family members.
Hopefully those seizures were not a result of his alleged habit of drinking sizzurp but if so, we’d hope T.I also played the role of big brother is talking to Wayne about giving that up.