Memphis rapper Snootie Wild has died after reportedly being shot in Houston. He was 36 years previous.
The information of his tragic passing was confirmed by way of his Instagram account on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 26), the place an image of him was uploaded with the caption, “Gone in physique, however your NAME & LEGACY will stay eternally! 💙 #TeamYayo4Life💯.”
On Friday (Feb. 25), Houston’s ABC 13 reported a person was discovered close to a SUV in a ditch close to English Avenue and Alice Avenue in Houston affected by gunshots wounds to the neck. The unnamed sufferer, who’s considered Snootie, was transported to the hospital in vital situation. Video of the incident is claimed to be in possession of investigators.
“It seems like he backed in there (the ditch) by chance. Then the opposite automobile pulled up, and people bought out of the automobile. They had been speaking for a bit bit, after which abruptly, gunfire went off. Just one shot, truly,” officer R. Willkens advised reporters. Although the sufferer was not named, this incident seems to be related to Snootie’s demise.
XXL has reached out to Snootie’s group and the Houston Police Division for remark.
Information first started to flow into that one thing occurred to Snootie after rumors unfold that he had died on Friday. A message from his Instagram web page then notified followers that he was not useless however in dire straits. “Snootie will not be useless. However he is preventing for his life,” the message learn. “Out of respect for the household, please chorus from sharing something that isn’t communicated via his official accounts.”
Hours later, fellow Memphis rapper Kia Shine broke the information that Snootie was the sufferer of a capturing, telling his followers about his pal’s scenario by way of Instagram. “I’m praying for my #Memphis kinfolk @snootiewild He was shot in houston within the neck and torso and is in vital situation,” he wrote.
Born LePreston Porter, Snootie is extensively identified for his 2013 hit “Yayo,” which earned the rapper a gold plaque. The identical yr, he signed to Yo Gotti’s CMG label and launched the EP, Go Mode. His final launch on CMG, Ain’t No Stopping Me, got here out in 2015. He’d slowed down on making music in recent times. Final yr, he appeared on the only “F**okay Your Emotions” alongside Pkolo.
RIP Snootie Wild.
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