A conspiracy theory posits that Kanye invented the car accident to cover up injuries sustained in a fistfight.
Kanye West's 2003 single "Through the Wire," widely considered one of the finest debuts in rap history, tells the story of Kanye's recovery in the hospital following a harrowing automobile accident that left him with a broken jaw. A minor Twitter firestorm ignited Thursday morning after @Flyer_thanu2 implied that everything we know about the song is a lie.
"What's crazy is Kanye still got the world thinking he was in a bad car accident October 2002... all Im'a say is come to Chicagoland and ask," he wrote.
The Twittersphere exploded with confusion and indignation; Spin posted screenshots of court documents from the lawsuit following Kanye's accident.
Even if the story was fabricated... the song still bangs.
And what's crazy is Kanye still got the world thinking he was in a bad car accident October 2002all Im'a say is come to Chicagoland and ask— (@Flyer_thanu2) September 15, 2016
@whysotrill plus more to that— (@Flyer_thanu2) September 15, 2016
i told you guys this story back in 2010— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) September 15, 2016
the internets have a short memory pic.twitter.com/HRiq8iIibW
"Ye, is it true you got beat down in Chicago in October 2002 and used "Through the Wire" to cover it up?"— B (@branduhnwalker) September 15, 2016
Cut the BS with the Through The Wire Blasphemy.. that song is as real as it gets pic.twitter.com/5RF1coCmfK— Danny Tremblay (@A1_DMillz) September 15, 2016
KANYE PUT PICTURES OF HIMSELF WITH HIS FACE SWOLLEN IN THE HOSPITAL IN THE "THROUGH THE WIRE" VIDEO BUT YALL ACTING LIKE HE LIED BOUT IT???— Babyface Don Dada (@TerrenceDaGawd) September 15, 2016
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
Twitter really debating if Through The Wire backstory was fake? I hate y'all. pic.twitter.com/4v37Vez9Sy— NalaJonesy™ (@MiszJones) September 15, 2016
Forever Classic: Kanye West performs Through the Wire LIVE circa 2009 pic.twitter.com/2x0sdpTs1e— FOLLOW the WAVES (@_wavesondeck) September 15, 2016