Police officials in New Orleans confirmed that Cash Money rapper Magnolia Shorty and a male that she was traveling with were the victims in a shooting incident, which left the 28-year-old rapper and another man dead.
The incident occurred at about 12:30pm on Monday 20th December near Downman Road in eastern New Orleans. Both of the victims received multiple gunshot wounds before their car crashed into the gate of a nearby apartment complex. The pair were immediately pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting marks the third recent murder targeted at local rappers. According to Nola.com. Argell “Twelve A’Klok White” was murdered in eastern New Orleans in August and David “Mr. Harvey” Williams was murdered in September.
Police have not released any details on suspects or motives in the homicide case.
Born Renetta Lowe, who grew up in the city’s Magnolia public housing complex along with members of The Hot Boys group was signed to Cash Money Records in the early ’90s. In 1995 She released her first Cash Money album and was currently prepping her sophomore effort. In the last two years, she released two popular singles, the bouncy ‘Smoking Gun’ and followup ‘My Boy.’
A Facebook tribute page for the slain rapper has already amassed over 18,000 fans who are paying their respects.
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