Twitter exploded Wednesday (Jun 13) after a photo of (what looked like) a naked Kim Kardashian started spreading all over the popular social networking site, and the word was that the picture originated from her boyfriend Kanye West‘s Twitter account.
But according to reps for the “Watch the Throne” rapper … the picture is most definitely NOT of Kim K, and it was NEVER posted to Kanye’s Twitter, which hadn’t seen any activity since the day prior:
“This phantom tweet never occurred on his account. This is obviously the desperate, sad act of someone seeking to gain media exposure by exploiting Kanye’s notoriety,” Kanye’s rep told TMZ, adding, “This phantom tweet never occurred on his account. This is obviously the desperate, sad act of someone seeking to gain media exposure by exploiting Kanye’s notoriety.”
After doing some research, TMZ also reported that the woman in the photo is actually porn star Amia Miley, and it was posted to her Twitter sometime last year. As the photo went viral,over a year later, Miley tweeted:
Apparently a naked photo of me eating is going viral…. as Kim Kardashian…. Im confused.
— amia miley (@amiamiley) June 13, 2012
But why did people think Kanye tweeted the picture … when his rep says he wasn’t even on Twitter when it started circulating?
According to TMZ:
…it’s all part of #WanksterWednesday — a prank day where people try to get bogus rumors started.
Guess the “pranksters” succeeded.