Alleged Shooting At Lil Wayne’s Miami Beach Home Was A ‘Swatting’ Hoax

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Breathe easy New Orleans, Lil’ Wayne is all good. After news broke of reported shots fired in his Miami Beach mansion, fans began to fear the worst.

After police received a phone call on a non-emergency line from a man claiming to have shot four people at the La Gorce Circle residence, SWAT surrounded the area. 

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It was then reported that though Weezy was in Miami, he was not in his house at the time of the alleged shooting. So, who were the people shot? No one at all.

“Unfortunately this appears to be a ‘swatting’ call,” the department said on Twitter.

So what the hell was this all about? Was it a petty marketing scheme to get people to remember the Free Weezy Album?

Probably not—or at least I hope not.

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Rather, the hoax was what is referred to as “swatting,” an act where people trick law enforcement into dispatching an emergency response based on a fabricated report. Lil Wayne now joins Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Diddy, Selena Gomez, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and a list of other celebrities who are also swat victims.