T.I. speaks on Atlanta rap artist Dolla who appears with him in this video which was filmed earlier this year. Meanwhile, there are more questions than answers in the aftermath of the senseless murder of the young rapper whose life was cut short yesterday in Beverly Hills.

The following is mostly speculation, so please do not quote from this post.

[hidepost]Friends say Dolla "got into it" with his traveling companions who left Atlanta with him on board a flight to L.A. on Monday where he supposedly was working on his album.

Dolla's traveling companions allegedly included Aubrey Berry, 23, of Snellville (who was later taken into custody at LAX), an unidentified female and Scrapp Deleon, who originally called himself Lil Scrappy but changed his nick after he was told another Atlanta rapper had the same name.

Scrapp, his little brother SAS and their cousin Dolla were members of the teen group Da Razkalz Cru based out of Atlanta in 2001. Dolla lived with Scrapp, SAS and their mother for a time in Stone Mountain, GA.

Friends say Dolla was a well-mannered boy growing up, but he couldn't escape the lure of the streets. He became known as a young thug with a reputation for violence and starting fights in nightclubs from Atlanta to Chicago. Friends recall a recent altercation between Dolla, his crew and the management of a popular Atlanta nightspot. The brawl cleared out the nightspot after Dolla and his crew started throwing glass and bottles.

After arguing on board the flight, the travel companions allegedly split up upon landing. Friends say a male and female followed Dolla and a friend, DJ Shabazz, to the upscale Beverly Center mall where there was an altercation. Witnesses say the female produced a gun, and with deliberate malice shot Dolla once in the head in the valet area of the mall.

The police have not confirmed if a female was the shooter, but according to the LA Times, witnesses saw a female firing a handgun at Dolla.

All 3 travel companions were taken into custody at LAX. Police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun -- of the type police carry -- in Berry's waistband. Berry is currently being held on $1 million. The male and female remain in custody but have not been charged.

Friends question how Berry came into possession of the 9mm handgun so soon after landing in L.A. and whether or not he passed through Atlanta Hartsfield security checkpoint with the gun undetected.

Again, most of this is speculation so please do not quote from this post.[/hidepost]

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  • iscream

    Why do I get the feeling money was some how involved in this?

    Live by the gun.....

  • Shauny

    Wow, really sad. This is the first place I've read about this guy being into fights and stuff though. I guess more stories will start coming out of the woodwork. With friends (both giving info in the article and the ones who killed him) like Dolla's who needs enemies?

    I'm hearing the girl is being held but the boy is believed to be the shooter. They jumped into a silver Benz truck too. Who's truck is that? Much more to come from this story I bet.

  • bk2atl

    Friends question how Berry came into possession of the 9mm handgun so soon after landing in L.A. and whether or not he passed through Atlanta Hartsfield security checkpoint with the gun undetected.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I was wondering the same thing. SMH...this violence is just too much.

  • MAY

    Wow that is just sad! I just don't understand how people can just take anothers life.

  • mizzdallas

    He had that one hit "Who the F is that" I believe I kind of like that song, and he was also on the 1st step up soundtrack. He was young and probably with so much potential , but when you in that lifestlye your life is on a fast rollcoaster to death.

  • Shauny

    I'm reading on Yahoo and MSN that they've charged/are charging the boy Aubrey with murder so I don't know where the girl will come into play at.

    On another note....I just read that Willie D of the Geto Boys was charged with wire fraud and is facing 20 years in jail. He was selling iPhones on ebay but never produced the merchandise. WTF

    I love the Geto Boys... I make big money, I drive big cars, everybody know me, It's like I'm a movie star....I guess not anymore Willie D.

  • http://myspace.com/latituded400 Shannon

    This story is very sad. Another young life gone all in the name of senseless violence. Peace to his soul and prayers to his family.

  • http://myspace.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    was that brawl and recent altercation at eros? i know it went down there but i couldnt tell exactly who was fighting

  • iscream

    Lmaoooooo

    I can't I can't

  • Daisy

    @Ice Play nice..lol

    @Shauny yes I heard that story last week on Willie D. SMH

  • iscream

    To all the TI stans no offense...

    But

    TI is the last Mofo who needs to be speaking on anything regarding guns, gun play or gun activity. Mr. NRA for life sitchoassdown, matter of fact here's a highchair..... use it!

  • andrea

    who is this chick?!? In broad daylight that's bold...

  • Nina

    Senseless violence

  • Kymystry

    iscream Says:

    Lmaoooooo

    I can’t I can’t
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I friggin WEAK

    EastPoint .. You mean you weren't in L.A< at the food court in the mall and you SAW it ABOUT to happen but wasn't sure cause they didn't give off that vibe ? ? ?

  • Shauny

    @kym
    I think he was referring to the recent fight in the ATL nightclub

  • iscream

    Lmao I can't breath. OMG Kym why!

  • Daisy

    @Ice no offense taken but I do disagree. Thats like saying a drug addict shouldnt (once clean of course) tell kids NOT to do drugs. They been there done that they know what time it is. Plenty of reformed gang bangers go to schools and what not and tell the kids NOT to join gangs. Just saying...

  • LadyJustice

    WOW. i would like to see that she looks like. she had some balls to do him like that. rip dolla

  • http://myspace.com/latituded400 Shannon

    Maybe it was that girl from New Jack City! You know the one that said: "rocka bye baby"

  • Kymystry

    lol@ Shan ... Vanessa Williams (Not Miss America Vanessa Williams) ... i hated her role in that movie ... lol

  • iscream

    @ shannon

    Keisha.

    @ Daisy is TI reformed or lucky? He aint have to pay for the crime he committed. If he is going to speak on something. Speak on how to be a lucky nicca in America. That I will respect.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Coming soon: http://www.punkazzparents.com.

    The madness has to cease or be signicantly curtailed.

  • http://tagged.com/mr718to404 Bless

    @iscream i agree with you 100%
    Ti has a GREAT lawyer to get hit with all those guns in his car and house and a felon and will probably only do 2 months, since he was on house arrest...

  • coaretained

    hey hey isc.. the high chair comment was (funny) uncalled for.

    Coincidentally I JUST downloaded the who the f*** is that song and was listening to it on the way to work.

    RIP young man

  • http://tagged.com/mr718to404 BK2ATLMAN

    yeah i liked that song, just never knew who sung it besides T-pain

  • http://tagged.com/mr718to404 BK2ATLMAN

    @iscream i agree with you 100%
    Ti has a GREAT lawyer to get hit with all those guns in his car and house and a felon and will probably only do 2 months, since he was on house arrest…

  • http://myspace.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    that was hilarious im really laughing at u kym

  • Daisy

    Crackheads go to jail and so do gangbangers they still GET OUT and go on to mentor others, some do anyway. What's the difference?

    I still want to know how you know TI is not "reformed"?Time will tell. I wish him well of course. I would rather he help ONE person by ALL of his court ordered community service and speaking of that he did WAY more hours than he was required to do. He still keeps up with the kids from the show (they were at the Hawks game) w/o the cameras rolling. Yes his lawyer Dwight is da BIZZNESS!

    I wish TI and Vick the best!

  • kwallace577

    shan your azz going to da kona. take kym with you... >>>>>>>

    (everybody wave to kymmy and htown shan....)

    on the real tho all this violence is SCARY. i mean this happened in a MALL. a mall people. i can't even go or let my kids go to the mall anymore without worry. rip lil homie.

  • iscream

    @ Daisy,

    Most of the time when Crackheads or ex addicts give back to the community they have hit rock bottom. They have paid a price for something and can relate in some sort of way. TI got off scott free IMO so he paid no price, hit no bottom & needs to sit his arse down somewhere.

    Mike Vic @ least had some cansequences repercussion. Damn shame he got more time for fighting dogs than TI got for an army load of guns.

  • Daisy

    I just read a story on MTV that says TI is doing more than 2mths and that story is not true and only a rumor. TI hit rock bottom when he felt he needed those guns in the 1st place and he is paying his debt to society based on what the COURT says and then some!

  • Krysi J

    Po Thang. SMH....21 years old.....and how bout this I read somewhere he said in a rap his Dad Roderick Burton I , Im assuming died at age 25. I guess some history just repeats itself...if you don't change the story.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    TI and R Kelly have the best lawyers next to the late Johnny Cochran.