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Why is ‘Rod Wave dead’ trending?

Why is ‘Rod Wave dead’ trending?

ROD Wave is an American rapper who has built a reputation as a pioneer in the soul-trap genre.

Rumours about his supposed death have been circulating the internet but these are not true.

Rod Wave performing onstage in Atlanta in December 2022Getty

Who is Rod Wave?

Rod Wave is the stage name of Rodarius Marcell Green who was born on August 27, 1999 in St Petersburg, Florida.

He first found fame with the single Heart on Ice in 2019 which went viral on YouTube and TikTok – peaking at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.

His album Ghetto Gospel was released the same year, reaching number 10 in the Billboard 200.

His two following albums, Pray 4 Love and SoulFly, also made the top ten.

A delayed fourth album Beautiful Mind was eventually released on August 12, 2022.

He gained his seventh Top 10 hit with Fight the Feeling in April 2023.

In a Twitter message the following month he claimed to have reached his peak artistically.

In an interview he revealed his biggest inspirations included Kayne West and Kevin Gates.

His net worth is reported to be $4million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, although there is no evidence to support this claim.

Why is ‘Rod Wave dead’ trending?

Cruel rumors claiming Rod Wave had died have previously circulated on the internet from time to time with the latest one, which is also not true, emerging in July 2023.

According to online reports the latest false rumor started both social media sites and via WhatsApp messages.

However, online stories have stated that the rumors are fake and Wave is alive and well.

While it is not entirely clear, it seems the nasty rumors first emerged on Twitter in November 2020 when posts appeared saying “RIP Rod Wave”.

These though were nothing more than unsubstantiated death hoaxes.

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