By Sandra Rose  | 

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Social media users are blaming Atlanta club promoter Mr. Rugs for the lack of security at his nightclub on the night former pro basketball player Cliff Dixon was shot to death.

Cliff was on his way into the SL Lounge in Chamblee, GA, early Thursday night to celebrate his 32nd birthday when he was shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Now friends and associates have taken to social media to ask club owner Rugs where he was when Cliff lay dying in the parking lot.

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Reality TV star Masika Kalysha posted an image on Instagram stories that read:

"This sh-t ain't adding up. A man gets shot multiple times in the head walking into his own party in a busy ass parking lot. Where tf were his damn friends?!"

Masika, who has a child with rapper Fetty Wap, continued:

"I know this man wasn't walking into the club alone. Several witnesses including a fake ass cop we're [sic] right there and even "gave chase" but the shooter got away. Meanwhile the mans [sic] dying on the ground & the party still jumping. Smfh [sic] you ain't deserve this RIH @cldtoon".

Others took to Rugs' Instagram page to address him directly about the lack of security outside his club that night. Rugs clapped back at several women on his Instagram page, where the comments were mostly supportive of him.

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Rugs and Cliff were very close friends. They often partied and traveled together, and they owned a business together in Miami.

Cliff was a 6-10 college basketball player who went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. He played ball overseas to earn a living. He was best known as NBA star Kevin Durant's best friend and reality TV star Erica Mena's ex-boyfriend.

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Rugs is also mourning the loss of his close friend Prime Time, pictured below left with Cliff. Prime passed away in February of an undisclosed illness.

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  • WhoKnew

    Why is it Mr. Carpet's fault? We've heard about nuccas still getting shot even with a rack of security present. Just sounds like dude had a beef with someone and was set up.

  • Topic Influencer
  • Fire & Ice

    Death all around this guys!

  • Yoni7

    He killt him?

  • shelly

    Atlanta is becoming the OK Coral. But you notice it’s just Black on Black crime.

  • MJF

    STOP THE GUN VIOLENCE!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • tintin

    Yeh i would stop being his friend

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    smh... ROFL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Coy little wink

    No video surveillance in the parking lot? No witnesses? No security?

    Chile...

  • Rere

    Damn, I'm sure he's trying to mourn! I'm sure he feels guilty enough....we weren't there, so how can the internet speculate!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    is Rug the one beefing w/Cliff over a woman?

  • SpillyNillie

    Sika ALWAYS has SOMETHING to say...

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yeah, they wheeled that guy away on a gurney with maybe one other person by him? The party was still going on inside. IDK if Cliff had just arrived and this happen (i'm thinking yes) or if he went out to his car for something then this popped off.

    It's very disturbing that Atlanta has become crazy, no matter the part of town you're on. I still believe someone was waiting for him, spotted him, shot him. This was not random and wasn't no attempted robbery.

    Cliff Dixon, Prime, one other guy. Three friends of Rugg's are dead now.

  • tintin

    She just that groupie that always has to be up in something. U know she slammed all of them so she has to give her two cents.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Hmmmmm

  • Topic Influencer

    IDK

  • Nina Ross

    What kind of undisclosed illness did the other friend die of???

  • Topic Influencer

    They was calling him a killer. So kinda

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "This was not random"
    ___________________

    be aware of your surroundings at all times, smh https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i get it, but she's openly blaming him for his friend's death... that's a bit much (IMO)

  • Gloria

    Damn. He's lost two friends in such a short time period. And to have strangers on the internet blame you for your friend's death.... I'd be a damn mess.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wow.

  • Dreadboi

    Too many ppl watching First 48 trying to be internet detectives is how..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i bet they got it solved already over at LSA.
    Lol!

  • WhoKnew

    Exactly.

  • WhoKnew

    I'll bet they got it solved on those streets and the word is already on the curb as to whodunnit.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Agreed.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    streets Always know... yep!

  • Coy little wink

    Its undisclosed ?

  • GAPeach

    This article is reckless. People love a good conspiracy theory, and they will start commenting on why he had 2 friends that died within months of another. There was really not reason to bring up the other friend EXCEPT to get people to start being silly and talking about the llluminati and other dumb shit. You didn't report about the other friend when he dies...why you bringing him up now?

  • KcoolMuziq

    At this rate it's not going to be any young black men left in the U.S.

  • Seldomseen

    So you saying leave Mr. Trowpillow out of it.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *cackles*

  • Fire & Ice

    For real!

  • disqus_Wom8P5RXM8

    Cliff got murdered outside of Rugs club. Rugs was one the last people to see Prime alive before his "massive stroke." What if we found out Rugs was behind all of it. Did he have business dealing with Prime as well?

  • Yoni7

    Didn't something like this (two deaths) happen to Ariana Grande?

  • disqus_Wom8P5RXM8

    You already know they do.

  • KneeSee

    I'm sure most of us have been guilty
    of blaming someone when we lose a loved one, but none of us can escape death when it is our time. It was predestined. Security or not, it was his time to go.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Word on the streets is, Rugs is apart of fabulous and them robbery crew ???????????????

    https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/fabolous-the-street-family-robbery-ring.422093/

  • disqus_Wom8P5RXM8

    Yep, I heard the same thing. When was Fabs last hit!!? But he is rich rich.

  • EasyBreezy

    LOVE "First 48...," but I digress.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    hmmm

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Mat said, step off. LOL!

  • Torae

    MF’s get killed every day. These young men out here are ruthless and don’t care that they are out here killing each other over dumb ish. If he didn’t get shot at the club he would’ve gotten shot somewhere else. No need to be an internet conspiracy theorist and ready to blame everyone else but the shooter.....

  • EasyBreezy

    Mr. Carpet? LOL!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    What the hell is a grown man dressing up all pretty to go show out for anyway... that’s not no manhood that Ni&&ahood ratchet craP

  • disqus_Wom8P5RXM8

    Prime, Rugs and even Fabulous are small fish. Y'all need to start looking at Jay Z and P. Diddy. They are all connected. What was Diddy known for back in the day? What was Jay Z known for back in the day? How is Islam connected? I used to be a big fan of this dusty negros until I found out the truth. These people have sold out the same black people they claim to be helping.

  • EasyBreezy

    I'ma try to take this all in...slowly.

  • WhoKnew

    Yerp. The streets ALWAYS know.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Atlanta is filled with the broke acting like they paid ...scamming people out they money so they can keep they appearances up...same thing happen to that Angela Simmons babydaddy out here risking they life to be perceived as a Baller who can show out in the clubs

  • WhoKnew

    Yerp, leave the shag carpet out of it.

  • Coy little wink

    Do tell hun I'm listening...

  • free

    if there had been more security, the MF would have been shot on the way home or in his own fugging driveway like that other chick's baby daddy. this was specifically for him and was carried out without anyone else getting harmed. stay out the fugging clubs if you worried about security.

  • free

    i could not remember her name but i just brought him up in my post.

  • ALLMINE?

    Exactly

  • disqus_Wom8P5RXM8

    All I have to say is stay humble and don't get caught up in the trappings of this world.

  • free

    nah, there's plenty plenty. they're home at night.

  • ALLMINE?

    Nothing but some conspiracy bullshit.. lol black folks know everything but don't know shit.

  • ALLMINE?

    Raised by women

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Totally

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this applies only to Black folks?????

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Whites are killing blacks and each other at a higher rate in Atlanta is what some idiots on this blog would like you to belive

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, it's friday... i got time.
    i'm just waiting for 5:30 so i can resume my real life, LOL!

  • Coy little wink

    I beg yo pardon?

    I know you need to stay outta my thread perpetrating to be black...

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Them folks you named are further away from Islam than a Jewish

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    *aims nozzle*

  • Coy little wink

    Chile!

  • ALLMINE?

    Shut ur dumb ass up. All black folks don't think the same.. I said wtf I said "QUEEN"

  • Nunya Business

    It would have been more of a conspiracy in my opinion of Prime didn't pass away from a health issue. That's the part that shows no conspiracy to me. I know you put massive stroke in quotes but I assume his death certificate lists his health issue and the county coroner isn't going to fake the cause of death for a black man so some club promoter can get away with murder ?????

  • Yoni7

    5:3000000000????!!!! I'd pass out. LOL 3:24 for me and I'm outta here. I got here at the last minute of the last minute, which means I can still leave on time. LOL #blackfolksworkethics LOL

  • ALLMINE?

    Mostly. But we're oblivious to the obvious?

  • Coy little wink

    Learn to how to recognize humor and speak when you are spoken to. I said what I said HOE

  • Yoni7

    Define: dressing up all pretty
    Sounds like you got your trans club scene mixed up with the club club scene. You just KEEP revealing yourself, "bruh". How you doin'?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you said it!

  • ALLMINE?

    Im not white. I'm just not a sheep.. sorry

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i'm still struggling with the hour we lost last weekend... i'm gonna have it together by the time the weather actually changes (y'all pray with me) LOL!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Stfu you rotten bag of meat

  • ALLMINE?

    Go gel those fake baby hairs sis.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    3:29 for me and I’m out . Cheers to the weekend

  • RICHIE_RICH

    He doing just like Wendy !!!! Catch it , hey Ms Robert girl

  • A D N

    I wouldn't know anything about this "world" if it wasn't for this blog. My world is so different. Haven't heard of any of these people. Well, I heard of Kevin Durant.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    very true. somebody knew where and when he was going to be there. And multiple shots to the head? Yeah that was personal.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Seldomseen

    So Mr. hard wood floors ain’t have nothing to do with it?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Lol don’t be jelly ?

  • Coy little wink

    Go work on yo trolling...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    For Mr. Uggs to be disrespectful (with his little ass) is disgusting...I still think that this was a setup...Cliff never seemed like the type to start any mess...someone knew where he was gonna be that night...

  • Renee26

    Ruggs responses were very immature... Are his hands clean??

  • Renee26

    They look like they may have had jerk circles with eachother

  • Renee26

    That thang?? He looked a lil frail

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Yoni7

    You mad, DEADBEAT!

  • KLo

    That thug Rugs has no RESPECT for women.....that's all you need to know about his character. #BAN

  • KLo

    Perhaps , Ruggs had something to do with the this, given they have a business together

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Worker

  • Tony

    ??EVERYBODY knew where he wld be that night. They were promoting his location on his bday flyer...

  • Wildcat34

    I always wondered if Mr. Ruggs is into men.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    logout.

  • Renee26

    Nope ?

  • Ghost

    I’ve never heard of any of these people except Kevin Durant and Erica..but I’m very surprised that the promoter was so mean and disrespectful...I would THINK he would be morning the loss of a business partner and friend...very strange responses ?????

  • guest

    Smdh....Mr. RUGS probably set him up. with his disrespectfu dirtyl mouth #ripcliff

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Tile-r said he ain't create this....

  • Renee26

    This dude seems shady
    Got bad vibes looking at his Instagram... Negative energy radiating thru the phone.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!

  • Renee26

    Responses of a guilty conscious...even it was just getting on the mic to shut the party down it would have been better than continuing on with the celebration while the guest of honor was dead outside.

  • Renee26

    He looks questionable

  • Renee26

    It didn't say when he'd arrive tho... Somebody was tipped off or waiting on him

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    he has a reckless mouth like a queen... certainly doesn't talk like he 'likes' women. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    indeed! brings to mind an old saying... "do you kiss your mom with that mouth?!"

  • Parent

    Who Mr. Rugs?

    Honestly, to me, anyone that has a night club business is shady. Liquor, drugs, girls... can't be healthy if that is your everyday life. It can be so dark and empty.

  • Parent

    She must of sucked him off once or twice so she feels obligated.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Mr. Rugs looks like a worn out carpet???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??@ jerk circles

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Since the other friend died a month earlier, I'm going to go with a set up. Also, Mr. Rugs and Cliff owned businesses together. Maybe Mr. Rugs was into some shady stuff Cliff didn't know about and had to kill him to get total control of the business. It seems suspect to me.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Just a tragedy, no one should go out like that except murderers.

  • Elevated Soul

    I sense "down-low energy" here....I will bet this is one the clubs where closeted gay dudes meet.

    I have never heard the deceased but may he RIP.

  • Brooklyn23

    Right! I'm always suspecting something until proven otherwise

  • Brooklyn23

    Disturbing

  • Chipswife

    Mighty mouse couldnt take the heat so he turned off the comments! Its sounds to me the guy who was killed may have had some beef and someone wanted to get even. U blantly shot a guy in a busy parking lot? Something don't add up. Sad. May he R.I.P

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Ruggs is one unlucky fella I recall some years back his brother or somebody died he was morning in IG and folks was like hmmm because I think before that his other brother or close friend had died as well? it seems like a lot of his close family and friends are dying. Ruggs is also close with fabulous or appease he rubs elbows with a lot of the rappers from NY and some other well known celebs I guess that’s because the business he in ?????

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    A lot of his close friends and family have died I recall when I started following him years ago his brother or close friend had died and folks was side eyeing it then and before that someone else has died I unfollowed him because I didn’t like how he would clap back at the women on his page and the vibe I got

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Like how Clive Davis and nem continued to party while Nippy Laid dead beneath them taking bout she would have wanted the party to go on smh

  • Jussjess25

    Your absolutely right! Ruggs has so much death around him. Both of his brothers were killed in the same manner cliff was killed. Gunned down, and some how hes always friends with these men.

  • KLove

    i see what you did there lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Oh my. ?

  • http://meetup-date.website/F9dhKln204wds Nate McAlpine
  • Wildcat34

    Yes and very much like a sloth too!

  • Wildcat34

    He does. Has always been disrespectful.

  • J’aime Sucer

    Yeah - folks pretending like that club was exclusive with upscale clientele

  • J’aime Sucer

    Masika Kalysha looks like she’s probably bald under all that weave

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Renee26

    I swear .... At least she was in the hotel room tho...not on the red carpet leaking

  • Renee26

    Yeah I saw those posts... He's dark

  • Renee26

    It's a real thang chile

  • Renee26

    Yes...agreed. Stick up boy to party promoter

  • Kimberly King

    Yea this is some foul sh*t. Story definitely ain’t adding up. But all will be revealed soon.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    How did they bypass the person that actually committed the murder? That’s like when a man cheats, the other woman is to blame?????

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I knew I wasn’t tripping it was some years back. I had to stop following dude he gave bad vibes through pics ? and I know folks grieve differently and I’m sure he didn’t post his grief online but homeboy was like the show must go on afternoon each death. He was still out in the scene purchased a new car showed it off on IG he just a weird dude

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    This is true ! True! Damn ?????

  • Kimocha

    Well Damn!... Mr. Rugs didn't have to be so mean & nasty about it tho... This is truly suspicious & sad!... May Mr. Dixon RIP!

  • ItsMeIvory

    I smell setup...

  • AHardAct2Follow

    Yup, that thread spilled all the tea and predicted Cliff's death while implicating Ruggs.

  • AHardAct2Follow

    Yup, that thread spilled all the tea and predicted Cliff's death while implicating Ruggs.

  • JENNYJONES1

    ACTUALLY THE WORD ON THE STREET IS MR. RUG'S OLD BUSINESS WAS BEING PART OF A ROBBING CREW AND A LOT OF HIS FRIENDS ARE STILL IN THAT BUSINESS. SO BALL PLAYERS, IG MODELS LIKE BERNICE AND RAPPERS LIKE FAB, ROZA & MEEK AREN'T THE ONLY TYPE OF PEOPLE IN HIS CIRCLE OF FRIENDS SO WHO KNOWS WHY CLIFF WAS KILLED..........JENNY JONES!!

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  • currvalicious

    Right. Very strange indeed. I'd been beside myself & scared at the same time.

  • currvalicious

    Truth...literally lying innwait to ambush him. Maybe he was even followed.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Oh wow! I just read about that robbing crew. I hope I don’t offend anyone but I don’t trust nan ninja from NY they all seem grimy af

  • Renee26

    Exactly

  • Jussjess25

    Your right

  • Jussjess25

    If you want to kill someone just go to this dudes club. Its they only place to hang out and all the washed up celebs will be there. Smh rip cliff

  • Jussjess25

    Yup all he do is party and fake floss

  • Yetunde

    It’s silly to blame his friends. What are they going to do against a gun? It’s also silly to blame the promoter for an incident in the parking lot.

  • http://dateme-meetup.site/MLAQ0ns5bJDwds violet hernandez
  • Sha

    Righttttt

  • ChocolateChick84

    Heart attack then stroke.

  • Yoni7

    Who doesn't take care of your kid's.

  • Trey

    Stay away from demonic people and probability of these thing wont happen. Look at "Mr Ruggs" responses...thats a demonic person

  • Ant Hill

    that weave must be eating away at your brain cells.

  • http://meetup-date.website/j03CIwpoY9ds Volodymyr Svinchuk
  • YellowSauce

    yeah he was set up ...
    he promoted where he was going to be
    for his birthday so they knew right where to go
    people keep sleeping on atlanta ...

  • YellowSauce

    ruthless

  • Karen Brady

    That bottle he's holding is identical in shape to the shape of his head.

  • Karen Brady

    Why is Masika still around?

  • Dahl

    Thought Masika was Vivica A. Fox at first glance ??

  • http://meetup-date.website/2KYTpNCuds Web Tilton
  • Rayscoty

    "He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital"

    This could be part of the reason

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