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A Tennessee YouTuber was shot and killed while filming a "prank" video that went horribly wrong.

According to Nashville police, Timothy Wilks, 20, was shot and killed when he approached a group of people in the parking lot of Urban Air indoor trampoline park on Friday.

When officers arrived at the scene, David Starnes Jr., 23, told them he shot Wilks in self-defense because Wilks was armed with a butcher knife.

A friend who was with Wilks told police they were filming a "prank" robbery video for their YouTube channel, the New York Post reported.

According to witnesses, Wilks and his friend ran at them while wielding butcher knives. They said Starnes shot Wilks to defend himself and his friends.

Police said an investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.

A lawyer told WZTV, "I'm sure the people involved would like to characterize this as a prank. But it certainly seems to be a prank that went seriously awry." The lawyer said Wilks' friend could potentially face charges.

Popular YouTube pranksters typically stage prank videos with willing participants to avoid liability if something goes wrong.

According to YouTube policies, YouTune does not allow creators to post content "that encourages dangerous or illegal pranks" that can lead people to fear for their safety or "cause serious physical harm or death."

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Jay-Z was dumbfounded when it came to his attention that there were audio clips on YouTube that sounded like the aging rapper reciting "To be, or not to be," the opening line of a soliloquy from Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

The audio might have impressed the "Song Cry" rapper - if it was really was him reciting Shakespeare.

You've heard about the "deepfake" videos that alters photos and videos to look like celebrities or political figures. YouTube and Facebook are on a mission to take down all deep fake videos in the wild.

But, until now, deepfake audio wasn't a problem.

The technology uses text-to-speech software to computer-generate Jay-Z's speech patterns. Literally, someone typed the text of the soliloquy and used Jay-Z's speech patterns to make the audio.

If that sounds scary to you, imagine how it sounds to Jay-Z. Imagine if that software fell into the wrong hands.

Think of how easily a blogger could fool Jay-Z's wife, Beyonce, into believing he's cheating on her with Megan Thee Stallion.
 

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YouTube viral videos go viral precisely because the action is so random and unexpected. In a segment called "Can They Do it Live," late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel proved that viral videos cannot be recreated on cue even when the conditions are recreated perfectly. Kimmel flew in 2-year-old Sophia and her mom after a video of Sophia singing Miley Cyrus' hit "Wrecking Ball" went viral on Youtube. What happened next was very predictable.

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Sean "Puffy" Combs has proven once again that he is a hot bag of wind who will say anything for attention.

Recently, Sean uploaded a video to his YouTube account complaining about the muthafuck*n gas prices as he waited to board a commercial airliner to L.A. where he can keep a close eye on baby mama and ex-girlfriend, Kim Porter.

"As you know, I do own my own jet," he lied. "Now, if I’m flying back and forth like twice in a month, that’s like $200,000 or $250,000 a round trip. (Expletive deleted) I’m back on American Airlines."

But the Palm Peach Post did a little digging, and come to find out, the liar doesn't even own a jet.

A thorough review of federal records shows that no plane in this country is registered to a Sean Combs or any of the trend-setter’s numerous companies, including clothier Sean John and his music company, Bad Boy Entertainment.

One private aviation source scoffed: "It’s my jet this, my jet that, he’s just pretending. I have list of every plane with the name of the owner, and he’s not on it."

It turns out, Combs owns a "fraction" of a jet which is akin to claiming you own a condo in Palm Beach when in fact you own a timeshare and it's only yours for a week out of the year.