The cold hand of fake touched the world of hip-hop and R&B this weekend.
"I'm Great ppl 4 all who keep asking! Alive and well! Enjoy ya night tweeps!" Missy Elliott tweeted Saturday after falling prey to the latest celebrity death hoax, which had offed the "Get Ur Freak On" rapper earlier in the day.
In response to a concerned fan the next day, she added, "Yea Sadly sum1 was that miserable to make up such a cruel rumor! It Makes me work harder make em mad!"
But Missy didn't not meet her maker alone...
He hasn't commented on the rumor, but he did tweet this today from the Atlanta area, along with a pic:
"Feels good to feed 500 families this year for Thanksgiving. Thanks to the YMCA Lakewood for their support!"
But Missy, who was also the victim of a found-dead-in-Malibu hoax in March, is tweeting enough outrage for the both of them.
"I'm done addressing the foolishness!" she tweeted Sunday. "IM ALIVE! God will deal with those who play about things like that!"
It's unclear where these particular rumors started. There's no trace of any stories mentioning Missy or Akon on the Global Associated News site, which has presided over the fake deaths of Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Tiger Woods, Eddie Murphy and many more.