Vybz Kartel is very much alive and well despite some new rumors claiming that the self-proclaimed Worl’Boss committed suicide in prison.

Earlier this week several publications within the dancehall blogosphere reported that Vybz Kartel committed suicide behind bars.

Several of the “Dancehall Hero” fans have been asking on social media if Vybz Kartel committed suicide.

A close source to the incarcerated dancehall star exclusively says that the reports are bogus.

“Addi [Vybz Kartel] is alive and in good health and good spirit,” the source told us. “I visit him regularly and he is aware of these rumors some people spreading just to get traffic on their sites. But we are focused on the appeal and will not be deterred by these low life.”

The source, who visits Vybz Kartel regularly behind bars, said that he is now awaiting on a hearing for his appeal.

“The appeal docs are now with the court of appeal who will then set a hearing, so we expect the first hearing sometime by the end of the year or early next year,” the source told us.