While many people assumed the Kanye West death rumor that trended hard last night and this morning was started on the nefarious 4chan, the real root of the meme is, sadly, much more benign.
Yup, looks like a BodyBuilding.com forum member named “RavenStorm” decided to have some fun with his Bros. Literally. Under the heading of Bros with Facebook – Change your status to ‘RIP Kanye West he suggested the following:
Let’s have some fun.
SAY RIP KANYE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/user/kanyewes…e?blend=1&ob=4
Also update Twitter if you actually use that gay shyt.
And so it began….the rest is history. That’s all it takes.