DeMarcus Cousins’ R&B album release announcement was April Fools prank

Former UK men’s basketball standout DeMarcus Cousins has made headlines his fair share of times since being drafted to the NBA in 2010.

But Monday’s news was a little different than usual.

News spread rapidly over the Internet on Monday morning of a potential R&B album that Cousins would soon be releasing under the moniker “Boogie Smooth.”

The album was to be named “Misunderstood,” headlined by the single “Emotional” which was to have featured Chance the Rapper.

The news broke as Cousins’ posted a photo on Instagram with the caption “Coming soon … click link in my bio to hear sneak peak of my new single feat the homie @chancetherapper off my R&B album #BoogieSmooth.”

However, the fun did not last long as the Sacramento Kings’ organization quickly put the rumors to rest.

According to a tweet from Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, “In what might have been an early April Fool’s prank, Kings say that DeMarcus Cousins is not putting out a R&B album.”