An Internet rumor that Grammy-winning artist Kanye West was considering a move into porn has been proven false.

Yesterday, an anonymous poster on the website AllHipHop.com launched a thread containing what he claimed were quotes from an interview West did with "writer David Watts". Several adult websites picked up the rumor yesterday, including AVN; Hush Hush Entertainment, the producers of the popular "Blackzilla" line, even issued a press release to offer West a starring role in their flagship line.

The AllHipHop.com hater tripped up when he attributed the West quotes to a magazine which has never run any such interview with West and never employed a writer by the name of "David Watts". The West camp today confirmed the rumors are fake, and the AllHipHop thread was yanked from the site.

AVN ran the West story following its appearance on other adult sites, and regrets the error. Hush Hush has issued a retraction regarding the phony magazine source, but says its offer to West still stands.