There's a conspiracy theory that the near-fatal Kanye West car accident that inspired "Through the Wire" was a lie. Sure.
Kanye West's first breakthrough hit as a rapper was the fabulous "Through the Wire," which tells the story of how Ye was put on life support and had his jaw wired shut after being involved in a near-deadly car accident. This song—along with other self-mythologizing stories about the young Chicago son of an English professor who dropped out of college to make music—helped make Yeezy's first album, The College Dropout, one of the most beloved and widely known origin tales in hip hop. Over a decade later, "Through The Wire" is trending on social media again because crazy people on Twitter are saying that it's bullsh*t.
The theory comes from a since-deleted tweet from an essentially random person that read "And what’s crazy is Kanye still got the world thinking he was in a bad car accident October 2002. all Im’a say is come to Chicagoland and ask." Other tweets in reply to this said that Kanye West's swollen, temporarily disfigured face after the accident—which makes up part of the cover artwork for his debut mixtape—was actually the result of being punched in the face.