TMZ Tweet 'Bomb Suspect Heavy Into Hip Hop' Angers Many

When the celebrity news site reported what many in hip-hop's community took as cultural blame, the hashtag "#tmzreports" was born, and the jokes poured in.


On Friday, TMZ reported that one of the alleged Boston bomber suspects was "heavy into hip hop," which angered a number of people in hip-hop's community, including Twitter user @dopegirlfresh, who created the hashtag #tmzreports. This hashtag grew into a trending topic, in which users added sarcastic and fictitious lines to the #tmzreports conversation. Buzzfeed wrangled the top 22.

Many took to Twitter to question the relevance of the post and to poke some fun at TMZ with the hashtag #TMZReports.The hashtag was originally created by @dopegirlfresh after she saw TMZ's report.

— jawn 3:16 (@dopegirlfresh) April 19, 2013
— jawn 3:16 (@dopegirlfresh) April 19, 2013  


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