New York rapper Cam’ron is going throwback on a Tuesday. The hip-hop veteran hit up social media to share a savage post about the day former Roc-A-Fella labelmate Kanye West scored 106 points against a wheelchair basketball team.
Killa went to his Instagram page with his reaction to Ye’s record-breaking performance.
— SOHH (@sohh) February 19, 2019
The satirical story dates back to September 2014.
Kanye Scores 106 Points Against Junior Wheelchair Basketball Team, Makes Kids Cry. A charity basketball game did not go exactly as planned yesterday when Kanye West scored 106 points against the team of handicapped children in wheelchairs. The game was a PR move intended to smooth over the controversy that erupted this week to between Kanye and the disabled community. It all began when, at one of his concerts, West repeatedly asked wheelchaired fans to stand, and refused to apologize for his mistake afterwards. (Daily Buzz Live)
Despite being satirical, the story still managed to blow up across social media.
Believe or not, there’s a lot of people on the internet that believe this story. It all started when the very funny Daily Currant wrote this very funny satirical article called Kanye West scores 106 points against wheelchair basketball team earlier in the week. Since so many people on Twitter and social networks never actually click on links before retweeting, commenting and sharing headlines, the headline went semi-viral and gullible idiots were believing this actually happened. (Ball Is Life)
The original publication eventually came forward to remind people it is a satirical outlet.
The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media. Q. Are your news stories real? A. No. Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world. (Snopes)