The 2003 track 'Through The Wire' introduced much of the world to a young man named Kanye West.
In the track, we learn how a car crash broke 'Ye's jaw and a "safe belt" saved his life.
But what if there was no car crash?
An old conspiracy theory alleging that West actually broke his jaw in a dispute over a beat has popped up again, via Twitter.
@CooleeTheBeauty something not adding up pic.twitter.com/hNH36lTbt3— J (@Jqwun) September 15, 2016
Then the folks at Fake Shore Drive reminded everyone they told us about this six years ago.
i told you guys this story back in 2010 the internets have a short memory pic.twitter.com/HRiq8iIibW — Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) September 15, 2016
The Internet had their fun.
"Ye, is it true you got beat down in Chicago in October 2002 and used "Through the Wire" to cover it up?"Kanye:https://t.co/Igbk77g6Vk — B (@branduhnwalker) September 15, 2016
Bro dis shit funny cuz nobody ever knew outside Chicago lol @Flyer_thanu2 — Coolee The Beauty (@CooleeTheBeauty) September 15, 2016
Kanye had his advocates:
Absolutely ZERO through the wire slander will be tolerated going forward instant blocks are to be handed out on sight— ジェイ (@JaylonGilbert) September 15, 2016
Spin mag found a court document in which West is a defendant in a suit filed by Miguel Villasana, the other victim of the crash. This suggests the conspiracy theory is complete bunk.
Are you a 'Through The Wire' truther or is this just silly?