The American rapper and actor took to Instagram to share a news article about claims ex-CIA agent Bill Oxley made on his deathbed.
Reggae legend Marley died from brain cancer in 1981, but the story claimed the US assassinated the “No Woman No Cry” singer because he was “starting a revolution”.
In the article, retired officer Oxley claimed Marley was one of 17 people he killed for the American government between 1974 and 1985.
In the now debunked article, Oxley is quoted as saying he acted as a New York Times photographer to get close to Marley at his Blue Moountains retreat.
Oxley said he “infected Marley with cancer” at the time.
“I gave him a pair of Converse All Stars. Size 10. When he tried on the right shoe, he screamed out,” he is quoted as saying.
“That was it. His life was over right there and then. The nail in the shoe was tainted with cancer viruses and bacteria,” he added.
The website behind the story was registered to a former BBC journalist who worked for conspiracy theorist David Icke.
The the story has been widely ridiculed but that didn’t stop T.I. from sharing it with his 8.9m followers.
“I’m just gon leave this here…” the “Live Your Life” rapper captioned his post.
Bob Marley was just 21 when doctors discovered a type of malignant melanoma underneath one of his toenails.
He ignored medical advice to have the digit amputated and physicians simply removed the nail and bed instead.
The musician was in the middle of a major global tour in 1980 when the cancer spread and his condition worsened.
After unsuccessfully battling the disease for eight months, he decided to fly home to Jamaica from Germany, where he was being treated.
The plane was forced to land in Miami, Florida, after he got much worse on the flight.
Bob Marley was 36 when he was pronounced dead at University of Miami Hospital after the disease spread to his brain and lungs.