You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Apparently Ja Rule had to learn the hard way.

After the reality TV star dad made the mistake of taking the bait from a fake TMZ website that claimed Michael Jordan actually got paid every time his crying meme shot across the world wide web (as if Jordan Brand could keep track of them all at this point), he berated social media users for being “sheep” as MJ was laughing to the bank.

Of course that wasn’t true and those same social media users went the extra mile to make sure he knew it.

All things considered, Ja is taking it in stride.

It still didn’t slow the slander, however.