Reports claiming that Microsoft founder and multi billionaire Bill Gates has offered Atlanta-based Rapper Young Thug $9 million cash to stop making [bad] music should not be taken seriously as it is simply a 'satirical' article.
The bogus report that has gone viral was posted by Huzlers.com, which calls itself a satirical website, and is known for creating fake stories using 'real people and incidents.'
The hoax story stated: Bill Gates has told reporters "I may not be an avid rap listener but i sure heard Young Thug's music and instantly went into depression. I even began to question my existence and why this man was even let 100 feet near a recording studio, he has to go, If he denies my offer, I will offer even more. Young Thug has yet to reply to the offer."
A report in The Epoch Times calls the story 'Not Real At All' and noted: "Huzlers has a disclaimer, which says it isn't real and shouldn't be taken seriously."
"Huzlers.com is a combination of real shocking news and satirical entertainment to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief," the report noted.
Despite the fact that the story was written by a hoaxer website, the news on 'Bill Gates offering money to Rapper Young Thug to Stop Making Bad Music' was shared over 1,68,000 times on Facebook, and over 2,1000 on Twitter.
Another reason that the story has to be a hoax is the fact that when it comes to music, Gates' taste may not be adventurous.
According to a New York Times report, Gates is a devotee of U2, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. He, however, has not kept himself updated with most of the new artists, the report had suggested.
In the meantime, many amused Twitteratis fooled by the hoax article took to the popular micro-blogging site to talk about the article.
dec.13 @_JWoow said: "I wonder if Yung Thug gon take that 9 million offer from Bill Gates to stop rapping ."
N. M. Nwachukwu★ @PUREHAIRE posted: "He offered Young Thug $9,000,000 to stop making horrible music. See, @BillGates and I have something in common biko"
Anthony Nucullaj @AnthonyNukes tweeted: "LMFAOOOOO BILL GATES OFFERED YOUNG THUG $9 MILLION DOLLARS TO STOP RAPPING BECAUSE HIS MUSIC MADE BILL GATES DEPRESSED AHAHAAAHAHA"
However, Proud Haitian @Moca_tonedFit after finding that the story was a hoax posted: "Bill Gates did not offer Young Thug 9 million to stop rapping it just shows how gullible ppl are to believe anything."
Who is Young Thug?
Young Thug is the stage name of the American hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. The real name of the 22-year old artist is Jeffrey Williams.
He is known for his single "Stoner". He, however, gained major recognition in 2014, after "About the Money" peaked at number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Young Thug has cited American rapper Lil Wayne, as his biggest idol and influence.