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Fake News: Machine Gun Kelly NOT Sent To Rehabilitation After Eminem's Diss

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Sat, 15 Sep 2018 08:14:36 Z)

Was rapper Machine Gun Kelly (aka MKG), real name Richard Colson Bake, sent to rehabilitatio after hearing Eminem's diss track about him? No, that's not true: the story was invented by a "fauxtire" site that publishes made up stories for entertainment purposes. If you saw it anywhere else they just copied it from there, it is not actually real.

The story originated from an article published by 8Shit on September 15, 2018 titled "Machine Gun Kell Sent To Rehabilitation After Eminem's Diss" (archived here) which opened:

29-year old rapper Machine Gun Kelly has been sent to rehabilitation after finding out that Eminem (aka The goat) dissed him in a recent track, dedicated completely to him.

MGK immediately passed out and was taken to the hospital.

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Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail so they may have thought it was real:

Machine Gun Kell Sent To Rehabilitation After Eminem's Diss

29-year old rapper Machine Gun Kelly has been sent to rehabilitation after finding out that Eminem (aka The goat) dissed him in a recent track, dedicated completely to him. MGK immediately passed out and was taken to the hospital. "First he was shocked because Eminem actually replied to him. He was happy because his idol [...]

The beef between Eminem and MKG is real though, as reported by USA Today:

Eminem puts Machine Gun Kelly back in the crosshairs with new track 'Killshot'

Eminem isn't ready to stop firing shots at Machine Gun Kelly just yet. The rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, released another NSFW diss track about the fellow rapper Friday titled " Killshot." Even the track's artwork threatens MGK, whose real name is Richard Baker, with a gun-sight drawn over a depiction of the young rapper's face with the eyes crossed out in red X's.

Eminem's diss track can be watched below;

Furthermore, 8shit.net carries a disclaimer on its about page that reads:

8Shit is a satire and humor website.

It contains cutting edge satire on a diverse range of topics.

The website publishes fake news, shocking rumors and reports with incisive sarcasm, and humor.

We also post crazy real news which often sounds too good to be true.

And an additional disclaimer in the footer of every page:

8Shit is a satire news and humor website. All its content is fiction (except those posts under the "serious" category) and shouldn't be taken as real. All references, names and marks or institutions in this website are used as contextual elements, like in any novel or science-fiction story.

We wrote about 8shit.net before, here are our most recent articles that mention the site:

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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