Kanye West

Kanye West

*Just the thought of Kanye West recording a David Bowie tribute album was enough to send thousands of people to a petition website to try and stop it from happening.

The truth is – it was never happening.

Gossip outlet the Daily Star started this mess, citing an unnamed source who described the bogus album as featuring a number of covers: “Some are straightforward cover versions with Kanye actually singing. On others he is rapping with his own lyrics over Bowie’s music.”

A petition was promptly launched on 38 Degrees, along with the message: “David Bowie was one of the single most important musicians of the 20th and 21st century, it would be a sacrilege to let it be ruined by Kanye West.”

The petition, now more than 10,000 signatures strong, is all for naught because West never planned on recording a tribute album. His rep denied the bogus claim to TMZ.

The rapper did, however, pay his respects to Bowie following his death last week: