The internet is a crazy place.
Rumors spread like wildfire that Kendrick Lamar not only purchased the gun George Zimmerman used to shoot Trayvon Martin, but that the rapper also destroyed it onstage during one of his concerts. This is absolutely not true, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The story started when satirical site FreddyMag.com reported it alongside real accounts of George Zimmerman’s auction. The site even posted a fake quote from Lamar that read: “It was just the socially conscious thing to do. Plus all press is good press and I wasn’t about to let him get anymore.”
Since then, the gun auction site has taken down the bid for Zimmerman’s gun after it faced harsh public backlash. Before the site removed the auction, bids had reached $66 million, though many were from fake pranksters.
Kendrick’s label Top Dawg Entertainment has not released a statement about the rumor.
SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty