The American entertainment scene is again in the news for gun violence following the demise of rapper Nipsey Hussle who was murdered yesterday outside his clothing store in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old father of three, was reportedly outside his Marathon clothing store when the shooter pulled up on him and shot him 6 times killing him.
Today we will be discussing 5 rapper who have died from gunshot wounds.
Tupac Shakur was shot dead on September 13, 1996, in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. He was 25 as at the time of his death. Tupac, who was born Tupac Amaru Shakur, was in Nevada to celebrate the birthday of his business partner Tracy Danielle Robinson when the sad incident happened. There have been many conspiracies since then that claim the rapper, who is regarded as the greatest rapper of all time, isn’t dead.
Biggie as he was fondly called died in 1997 at the age of 24. Biggie who was born Christopher George Latore Wallace was killed after presenting an award to Toni Braxton at the 11th edition of the annual Soul Train Award. Regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time, Biggie was shot dead in his truck as he made his way to his hotel. Before his death, the talented rapper was married to singer Faith Evans before his death. Biggie was also accused of murdering Tupac Shakur and Evans in an interview revealed that Biggie had called her the night Tupac was murdered crying.
She said; “I think it’s fair to say he was probably afraid, given everything that was going on at that time and all the hype that was put on this so-called beef that he didn’t really have in his heart against anyone.”
This 33-year-old Eritrean American rapper lost his life today after a yet to be identified man pulled up on him and shot him dead. Nipsey who has been dating actress Lauren London since 2013, was outside his Marathon clothing stores when the shooter pulled up, shooting him 6 times before running off. Nipsey was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Born Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, rapper XXXtentacion was on June 18, 2018. He was aged 20. According to reports, Onfroy was leaving the Riva Motorsports motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida, when two armed men approached the rapper stole a small Louis Vuitton bag from him then proceeded to shoot him multiple times.
Born Lamont Coleman, rapper Big L was murdered on February 15, 1999, he was aged 24. According to reports, Big L was shot 9 times in the face and chest in a drive b shooting. His childhood Gerard Woodley was arrested three months later for the crime.
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