Think first before you post your next internet celebrity death hoax, is the message that country star Reba McEntire was telling the public hours before providing a prank of her own to Taylor Swift. MCEntire has been the subject of recent online rumors surrounding her own death recently and she wasn't amused, pointing out that her nephew had had a panic attack upon hearing the latest ones.
"First time I heard of it my sister called me, my older sister Alice, and she said her son, Trevor, called her, just crying. And he said, 'Ma is Ba OK?' Because they call me Ba. And Alice said, 'Well I guess, why?' And he said, 'Well I just walked into a Get-n-Go (convenience store) and these people were going, 'Oh my god she died, she fell off a mountain'" she said to U.S chat show Talk On Friday.
"And he was paying for his gas and then they said, 'Oh man I just saw her in concert not too long ago.' And he went, 'Who you talking about?' And they said, 'Reba MCEntire just got killed.' He was devastated. He calls Alice just balling. And she said, 'I'll find out immediately.' She called me and I said, 'No I'm fine.' And I had to walk him off the ledge." So there you go, don't tell Reba Mcentire's nephew that she's dead when she's not. However, it's perfectly fine to make fun of Taylor Swift for a seemingly innocuous meeting with an Nfl football player in front of all her peers and a national television audience, as MCEntire did later in the weekend.