Lil Wayne (or someone using his Twitter account) is shutting down a report claiming that he’s dying. A tweet came from Lil Wayne’s account on March 15 at approximately 9:30 PM ET saying, “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.” Could this all be a publicity stunt to sell his new album?

 

Mack Maine, who is on Lil Wayne’s Young Money label, first tried to ease fans’ minds when he tweeted on March 15, “Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon.#love.” The tweet was then re-tweeted by Nicki Minaj.

TMZ broke the story on March 15, claiming that Lil Wayne was in the ICU in critical condition after suffering another seizure.  According to the site, Lil Wayne was reportedly placed in restraints because he was uncontrollably shaking. They said he was “unstable” and was placed in a medically-induced coma, breathing through tubes.

Coincidentally, Lil Wayne is reportedly dropping a new album on March 26. So could this have been a major publicity stunt to increase album sales? I Am Not a Human Being Part II’s track list was leaked on March 4 and Nicki Minaj is featured in one of the songs. Seeing as how she retweeted that Lil Wayne is fine, it’s possible that she was in on the alleged publicity stunt as well.

Here’s the question — if Lil Wayne’s hospitalization does prove to be a publicity stunt, would you be upset? Is it a joke gone too far? What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers?