X Factor's Honey G reacts to "ridiculous" satire story claiming she'd been fatally shot 17 times

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X Factor's Honey G has reacted to a "ridiculous" spoof story claiming that she died after being shot 17 times during an alleged gangland feud.

The 35-year-old rapper told The Sun's Bizarre Facebook Live on Thursday that she wasn't amused by the fake story, which was initially posted to a joke 'news' website but, of course, then did the rounds on social media.

Honey G heading to X Factor rehearsals
2016

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Honey G on Thursday.



Seemingly unaware of the origins of the story, Honey G said: "It's ridiculous. I don't know where it came from or who wrote the story but it's all a pack of lies.

"I've literally no idea who started the rumour. I don't know how they allowed it to get to that stage and be published. I have no idea who is behind it. It's completely ridiculous."

The faux story appears to have started life on a joke 'fabricated news' website called Waterford Whispers, which claimed Honey G, 35, had been "fatally gunned down in [a] bitter rap feud."

Although the actual article was pretty fanciful, with references to Honey G "wielding duel gold plated desert eagle handguns" and using her famous "I say Honey, you say G" catchphrase, not everyone understood it came from a satire website at first, leading to a bit of confusion.

The website describes itself as a "fabricated satirical newspaper and comedy website."

Honey G, The X Factor
5 November

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Honey G returns to the X Factor live stage this weekend.



Meanwhile, Honey G will be, somewhat ironically, performing 'Stayin' Alive' by the BeeGees during this weekend's X Factor live, which has a Disco Week theme.

The full song list is:

Boys

Ryan Lawrie: Play That Funky Music
Matt Terry: Best of My Love

Girls

Emily Middlemas: Wishing on a Star
Sam Lavery: I Will Survive

Overs

Saara Aalto: No More Tears (Enough is Enough)
Honey G: Stayin' Alive

Groups

5 After Midnight: Boogie Wonderland

X Factor continues Saturday at 8pm on ITV.

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