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Girl Gets Her Ride Pimped, Then Carjacked
An urban legend has been circulating about Pimp My Ride, the MTV show on which people get surprised by having their raggedy hoopties (read: old cars) transformed into tricked-out pimp-mobiles. I'll let this poster from the Elle.com forums describe the rumor, since she does it so much better than I could:

okay remember the beloved episode of the girl Nile with the pink cadillac and they put the river in the back her car. i think it was like episode 2 or something. i was told that she was car jacked and killed like 6wks after the show aired. did anyone else hear this? i searched the internet looking for this and i did see it posted somewhere else but you chicks are usually up on stuff like this, so did someone else hear this or am i just the last person to find out?  that is so sad!

So was Nile the victim of carjackers? No. At least, if she was, it hasn't been reported anywhere in the news. Another poster on Elle.com claims to be Nile's friend and assures everyone that she's still alive, but who knows if that person really knows Nile. Anyway, I'd classify this rumor as yet another of the perils-of-sudden-fame-and-being-too-ostentatious variety.
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Posted by The Curator on Wed Nov 03, 2004
Uh, "and they put the river in the back her car"?
This sounds like a more interesting legend than the car-jacking thing.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Wed Nov 03, 2004  at  08:46 PM
I remember that episode - because she was called Nile they put a water feature in the back seat, behind plexiglass (or something like that). It wouldn't have surprised me if someone had stolen the car but this sounds a bit over-dramatic.
Posted by Tanith  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  06:32 AM
Once I spilled a crock-pot full of Chilli in the back hatch of my station wagon. I told my piano teacher about it after it happened, 6 years later, he still tells his other students this story. It's a hillarious story when he tells it, & of course he lets me remain anonymous...but it was not cool when it happened. My ride was "hot". =o)
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL, USA  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  10:27 AM
The river in the back of the car was a mini plastic water fountain, but they called it a river.
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  06:03 PM
With a zillion MTV viewers: If she got killed I'd say it would attract at least some attention. Maybe just from the gossip papers, but some.
Posted by Paul  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  07:27 PM
I'm gonna put a bar in the back of my car and drive myself to drink.
Posted by monk  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  03:49 PM
ya that is sad bcuz Nile did die. there was a thing her memory on tv and all
thast sad that that Nile girl is dead :(
Posted by kenny  in  Jackson mississippi  on  Mon Dec 27, 2004  at  07:40 PM
Thats hilarious! Everyone should check out this site called Busted Rides. Its basically Pimp My Ride Gone Bad.
Posted by Pimp My Ride Gone Bad  in  USA  on  Thu Jan 06, 2005  at  01:49 PM
let me rephrase, "that is hilarious because it DIDN'T happen."
Posted by Pimp My Ride Gone Bad  on  Thu Jan 06, 2005  at  02:17 PM
yo wats up witht his rumour, i unno if she really got car jacked or not but she is definately not dead... i jus saw her on a brand new episode of TLC's What Not to Wear tonight at 9 o'clock. She was setting up her sister Naima for a full-on most needed makeover....so to add clarity ...she is ALIVE!
Posted by Clarity  on  Sat Jul 02, 2005  at  12:20 AM
hey this is nile and i am alive!!! out of boredom i jus typed my name in google and found this site!! i feel like an overnight celeb!!i was jus on a car show and people make rumors up for nothing at all so fast!!!I HAVE MY CAR AND IM WELL!!! THANX FOR THE CONCERN./..im actually selling it so if your interested email me ************@yahoo
Posted by NILE  in  santa monica, ca  on  Thu Jun 28, 2007  at  08:45 PM
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