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Did you hear about the upcoming collaboration between frequently spliffed rapper Lil Wayne and studly teen heartthrob Zac Efron? And not just that — Efron is currently living in Wayne’s Miami beach house while the pair remixes the soundtrack to High School Musical 2? Also, Wayne’s recently contributed verses to songs by Mannheim Steamroller and Ricky Martin? Sadly, none of it’s true. Despite the fact that this report from the OC Weekly, which was printed without a disclaimer, is obviously fake (and possibly legally actionable), the story’s been re-reported everywhere from Perez Hilton to Radar to VH1, and on innumerable lesser blogs under headlines like “Zac Efron kisses male rapper on his mouth in bathroom” and “Zac Efron Kisses Lil Wayne, Confirms Gay Rumors?” We’re not sure what makes us more disappointed — the unexacting journalistic standards of the blogosphere or the fact that this collaboration will probably never happen now.
The Efron Scandal [OC Weekly]Lil Wayne Not Collaborating With Zac Efron, Sadly