By Sandra Rose  | 


Malcolm Shabazz, the troubled grandson of civil rights icon Malcolm X, has been killed in Mexico, the U.S. Embassy there confirms.

The Amsterdam News reports that Shabazz, 28, was thrown off a rooftop after being shot during an attempted robbery on Thursday, May 9.

"I'm confirming, per U.S. Embassy, on behalf of family, the tragic death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X. Statement frm family 2 come," tweeted Shabazz family friend Terrie M. Williams on twitter earlier today.

Shabazz was the son of Qubilah Shabazz, the second daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. He was 12 years old in 1997 when he torched Betty Shabazz's New York apartment, killing her.

Shabazz pled guilty to arson and was sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile detention center. Shabazz's sentence was extended due to discipline problems and he was released four years later.

Shabazz later claimed he didn't set the fire that killed his grandmother.

At the time of his death Shabazz was studying Criminal Justice at John Jay College in New York. It isn't known why Shabazz was in Mexico. He leaves behind 2 daughters.

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    • Kweenie

      he musta had some kind of mental issues... r.i.p. tho


    • Kweenie

      and justice should be served for who ever killed him in that violent why

    • MsOnederful

      Oh whoa! Wow. I remember that when he allegedly torched his grand moms crib. Like it was yesterday. Rip

    • tintin1979

      and this is why i will never vacation in mexico. Those mexicans are no joke.

    • orchidjones

      SMH the first male descendant of Malcolm X, so he leaves some history and legacy behind his grandfather. Very sad and tragic, may he sleep in peace.

    • hell_on_heels

      Ummm, what was he doing down in Mexico, trying to rob someone? Very sad to hear...."I am not a body". May he now be at peace!

    • that_VA_thickchick

      I remember when Betty Shabazz died in that fire. :sad: Horrible way to go. I feel bad for thinking this but my mind immediately went to drug deal gone wrong.

      Either way R.I.P. Sad life, tragic ending.

    • Tt

      No sympathy for him...regardless of who he's related to.

    • Ni ni

      He seemed like a troubled soul. Wasnt he involved in something with the fbi just last month? He mightve been in a different country and was reported missing. I believe the fbi was keeping an eye on him for some reason.

    • iAmChan

      tintin1979 says:

      and this is why i will never vacation in mexico. Those mexicans are no joke.


      Yeen lying. I went to Tijuana not long ago and everybody always said "stay in packs" and don't go outside for nothing until it we ALL left. Lots of horror stories followed. RIP tho.

      Shot AND thrown off of a roof? Gucci voice * Well damn! *

    • PumpkinsMama

      Okay it twernt but 3 of us downstairs, nobody said new post :huh:

      This is indeed sad. Malcoms daughter was also in trouble for scamming a 70yr old woman outta like 50 thousand dollars. Smh what a legacy to have left behind :(

      Hey Choc Drop :kiss:

    • iAmChan

      Hey baby!! You been should have been in my e-mail inbox by now. Whats up with that :tea:

    • PumpkinsMama

      Um see what had happened was... :rofl:

      Will hit u up 2morrow :eek:

    • PumpkinsMama

      Aunty Malcolm (the grandson) also posed for in the same exact manner as his Grandad you should put side by side

    • iAmChan

      @ PumpkinBoo

      This is me :waiting:

      This is you :typing:

      After all is said and done...well, I'll wait.

    • PumpkinsMama


    • iAmChan


    • PumpkinsMama


    • iAmChan

      :bounce: :danban:

    • lexdiamonz

      this was a TROUBLED child may he rest in peace wasn't he the ONLY male grandchild??

    • Yardgirl

      Happy Friday Roses!! :happy:

      First thought was drug deal gone wrong. You could not PAY me to go to Mexico, that right there is the most violent place right now *shudder* R.I.P. to his troubled soul.

      >>>>>>>>>> off to work :kona:

    • luVn_liFe…

      For shame
      Morning HAPPY FRIDAY ROSES :wave:

    • free

      tragic. when i read it, it doesn't indicate whether he was the robber or the robbee. i'm not going to assume the worst.

    • Just Looking

      Tragic - May God rest his soul.

      But if you have ever lived in Cali it like being in Mexico, damn I miss that Carne Asada.

      Mexico is a dangerous place, while visiting Cancun and Los Casbos learned an American had been found in resort up the street. imagine how I was ret To Go.

      Have a super sexy Friday, I'm off to DC. :steer: :peace:

    • Pickachu Tran

      R.I.P. this dude lived a sad sad life. May his soul be at rest. But to be honest it seemed like his life was doomed from the start (his mother was a troubled soul).

      annnnnd why the HELL was he in MEXICO???.. Messicans dont even wanna be in MEXICO :no:

    • Sandra Rose

      PumpkinsMama says:

      Aunty Malcolm (the grandson) also posed for in the same exact manner as his Grandad you should put side by side

      I saw that picture, But I refused to "honor" him. He was a troubled young man who wasn't long for this earth. :no:

    • Sandra Rose

      PumpkinsMama says:

      Okay it twernt but 3 of us downstairs, nobody said new post

      :lol: @ "twernt"

    • NaijaGal

      I got nothing for him...Michael and Betty probably somewhere wondering how their lineage turned so shiitty

    • libra80sbaby

      Good morning Sandra and Roses!! :waves:

    • NaijaGal

      I got nothing for him...MALCOM X and Betty probably somewhere wondering how their linenage turned so shiitty :shrug:

    • libra80sbaby

      NaijaGal says:

      I got nothing for him…Michael and Betty probably somewhere wondering how their lineage turned so shiitty

    • libra80sbaby

      Denzel played the chit outta that Malcom X role tho. :yes:

    • PumpkinsMama

      GM Aunty :kiss: Naija my Nigerian Queen :happy: LuVn :yahoo: Pika, Libra

    • libra80sbaby

      :hi: PumpkinsMama

    • NaijaGal

      Denzel played the chit outta that Malcom X role tho.
      girl you ain't never lied...YES!!! the Oscars ain't chit for not giving that man an Oscar for that role and Spike for Director...bishes

    • jeniefrumdabloc

      May he rest in peace :tea: this is unfortunate .....
      Morning Libra :hug:

    • NaijaGal

      PUMKIN :happy: morning chica what you got going for Mother's Day

    • jeniefrumdabloc

      Pumkyn bring it in hun :hug: I missed the night cap!

    • NaijaGal


      :partyhat: *confetti* :hug:


    • jeniefrumdabloc

      Thanks Naija :hug: and thanks for the reminder forgot about that :tea: need to head to the store :smack:

    • PumpkinsMama

      @ Libra and Naija she did an EXCELLENT job! I saw it when I was 12 for a school trip and remember thinking 3 hours? 3 hour? I dont wanna sit here for 3hrs. But I was glued to my seat :yes:

    • PumpkinsMama

      Jennnnnnnnay :hug:

      @ Naija shoot probably not too much of anything :shrug: my baby is only 3 so the gifts I get are from my mama and sisters "from Pumpkin" :rofl: My own mam is ratchet she NEVER wanna go out (been that way since my G-ma passed). We probably get some grub and watch movies all day

    • jeniefrumdabloc

      BBL :bye:

    • Trendsetter

      Morning Roses

    • PumpkinsMama

      @ Just have a safe trip hun and I great weekend. Enjoy ur Mama's Day too :kiss:

    • Pickachu Tran

      morning naija, pumpkin, auntie, jenie, libra :waves:

      and ER'BODY ELSE

    • NaijaGal

      JENIE - yeah I haven't got my mom her gift yet...I'm lost on what to get her :cya:

    • NaijaGal

      PICKA :waves:

    • libra80sbaby

      :hi: Jenie, Pickachu, Trends, Naija,

    • PumpkinsMama

      Lata Jen :hi:

    • Cubarican

      Mernin all! TGIF! :yahoo:

    • Miany

      GOod Morning :waves: Pumpkins, Libra, Naija, Picka, Trend, Jenie, Sandra, Free, Luvn
      It's FRIIIIIIIDAY :party:

    • NaijaGal

      MIANY, LIBRA :waves:

    • BigCityGirl

      WOW!!! This family has suffered over the years...they say violence begets violence. May they find peace.

    • goat76

      Morning All.

      That's fcuked up all the way around.

    • Bombshell Esq

      This is NOT the way to start off my Friday... :nono: R.I.P. to this young man though

    • Bombshell Esq

      Morning ya'll :waves; TGIF :party:

    • libra80sbaby

      :waves: Bomb, Miany, Goat,Cubarican, BCG,

    • PumpkinsMama

      Goat :kiss:
      Bomb and dem babies :pacifier: :pacifier: Did you pick ur venue yet???

    • Miany

      Good Morning :hi: Bombshell+2, Goat, BigCity, Cuba+1
      Anyone have interesting mother's day plans?

    • MsB2u

      so sad

    • Cubarican

      Hola Libra & Miany. Nope- I plan to sit on my couch and eat some good food!

    • Smokie

      Great. I only hope that he suffered somewhat, although his suffering is doesn't compare to his grandmother's as she burned.

    • MetroAtlMrs

      Sad what he did to his mother. Also sad what happened to him as well.

    • MsB2u

      good morning everybody

    • goat76

      Good Morning

      @Pumpkins :kiss:

      @libra & Miany :wave:

      Oh and Happy Mothers Day! To all the mothers, soon to be mothers, and future mothers

    • goat76

      What up @Chan

    • Bombshell Esq

      Back from my breakfast run what I miss???????? :popcorn:

      :waves: Libram Pumpkin & Mainy

      Thanks Goat!!!! :hugs:

    • Cubarican


    • Sandra Rose

      Just a gentle reminder that today is REAL Gravatar Friday. Please upload your REAL photos. The rest of you may lurk until noon. Thank you for your participation. :)

    • Str8tUpMenace

      I just read that "since Malcolm Shabazz's release from prison several years ago, he traveled throughout the US and around the world speaking to different audiences about the struggles that confront this generation." And that he was in the process of publishing two books.

      R.I.P. Malcolm Shabazz, condolences to his family & friends

      I just hope that he was not involved in anything illegal before or during the time of his murder.

    • willetta1

      Even though he was 12 or 13 when he BBQ'd his grandmother, what he did was pure evil & whatsoever a man sowth, so shall he reap. Whatever you do will come back to visit you. Pay back is not only a Bitch ... it's real people. Don't sleep on it! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY EVERYONE!! :cheers: