Both T.I. and Busta Rhymes shared a conspiracy theory claiming that Bob Marley was assassinated by the CIA. The rappers took to their Instagram accounts and shared a screenshot of a debunked news article which quotes ex-CIA agent Bill Oxley as claiming he ‘infected Marley with cancer.’
Bob Marley died from brain cancer in 1981, the story claims the US killed him because he was ‘starting a revolution.’
The story alleges that Oxley admitted the act on his deathbed, claiming that Marley was one of 17 people he killed for the CIA between 1974 and 1985.
The article has been shared online for a few days now and it details how Oxley posed as a New York Times photographer so that he could get access to Marley at his Blue Mountain retreat in Jamaica.
He claimed he infected Marley with cancer by pricking his toe.
‘I gave him a pair of Converse All Stars. Size 10. When he tried on the right shoe, he screamed out,’ a quote from Oxley states.
On the other hand, the renowned debunking site Snopes presents the whole truth behind this pretty incredible story.
‘Whether or not there was anything more to Bob Marley’s death than natural causes — and there is no solid evidence to the contrary — we can say with certainty that a CIA agent named “Bill Oxley” did not confess while on his deathbed in Maine to assassinating the singer’, a Snopes article claimed via NME.