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Author Angela Stanton-King announced her baby daddy, Decatur Slim, was killed.

Justin Cody, 39, was reportedly shot to death during a violent NBA All-Star weekend in Atlanta.

Stanton-King, who ran unsuccessfully for the late John Lewis' congressional seat, wrote on Instagram: "These lame ass niggas in Atlanta just killed my sons father. @realdecaturslim."

Cody was an aspiring rapper who worked with major labels such as Grand Hustle in Atlanta. He was best known for his rap singles "No Kizzy."

Cody was convicted in 2014 on income tax fraud charges. Cody, then 33, and Aeshia Wilmore, then 25, were arrested and charged with using stolen identities to claim more than $600,000 in fraudulent tax returns.

On April 28, 2014, Cody was sentenced to serve seven years and three months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $150,329.

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After his release from prison, Cody returned to the recording studio, saying he hoped to "bring gangsta back."

"My name represents the energy of everybody from the old Atlanta from the eastside," he told Dirty South Hip-Hop.

"I started rapping in 2011 but I took a 7-year hiatus in the Feds and now I'm back with a lot of sh-t I experienced and something relevant to say."

Stanton-King, 44, was pardoned by then-President Donald Trump in 2020 for her 2004 conviction in Phaedra Parks' vehicle-theft ring.

She made headlines last month for rejecting her male-to-female son in a series of posts on Twitter.
 

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A rapper who was booked to perform at an NBA All-Star Game event this weekend in Atlanta was killed in a drive-by shooting along I-85, police say.

Houston's Chucky Trill, best known for his rap single "Keisha," was shot in the head while driving on I-85 near Jimmy Carter Blvd around 3 a.m. Friday.

Police responding to a report of shots fired found the gunshot victim in a stopped car alongside I-85.

Trill, real name Corey Detiege, 33, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Passengers in Trill's vehicle were not injured. They could not describe the suspect or the suspect's vehicle, police tell 11Alive.

The aspiring rapper was scheduled to perform at one of the many NBA All-Star weekend events in Atlanta, his manager with Boneafide Entertainment told 11Alive.

Thousands of people have descended on Atlanta to take part in the NBA All-Star weekend festivities.

The NBA All-Star Game at State Farm Arena is closed to the public due to Covid, but that hasn't deterred visitors who ignored Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms's pleas to stay home.

"This pandemic has been going on for a year now. People are tired of staying in the house," NBA fan Kevin Hines told Channel 2's Michael Seiden.

Hines, who is visiting from New Jersey, said he is excited to attend this weekend's parties. "It's all on the internet. Parties everywhere. Celebrities. All the celebrities are down here."

Police agencies and Fulton County's top prosecutor have issued stern warnings to out-of-town visitors, according to the AJC.

"You decide to come here and commit crimes, we will give you a free ride and assist with accommodations at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office Jail at 901 Rice Street," the South Fulton Police Department posted on social media. "Don't come here to fight, take other people's things, or drive under the influence."

Fani Willis, Fulton County's district attorney, wrote on Facebook: "If you come to Atlanta for All-Star Weekend and commit an act of violence, please plan to stay. 901 Rice Street awaits you."

Atlanta Police Department officers will work 12-hour shifts throughout the weekend, according to Deputy Chief Michael O'Connor.

Officers will set up road blocks near NBA All-Star events and will be on the lookout for drunk drivers, street racers and anyone hosting illegal house parties.

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Rapper Boosie Badazz took his first baby steps after suffering a gunshot wound to his leg during a drive-by in Dallas, Texas in November.

Boosie was among multiple rappers who were shot during a violent crime wave targeting rappers last year.

The Louisiana native was shot after attending a memorial for his friend and collaborator, Mo3, who was killed on a Dallas freeway in November.

Boosie, who had been in a wheelchair for nearly two months, took to social media on Tuesday to celebrate his ability to walk on his own.

After asking for assistance to stand up, Boosie proceeded to take a few tentative steps. "I think I can take a few steps, man," he said before rising from the wheelchair and pushing his assistant away.

"Look, I got this b*tch. I got this b*tch," he said before stumbling into the camera. "Man, get your handicapped a** back in the chair now," said the cameraman.

"Hey, I just took my first steps!" Boosie shouted. "You saw me do my sh*t, yeah b*tch! Yeah, it's up!"

"I'm out of breath from that little walk... Man, I'm out of shape, man. I'm out of shape, man. Man. That little walk got me tired already."

The rapper, who has a physical therapist, was in danger of losing his leg to amputation just a month ago.
 

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Rapper Boosie Badazz may never walk again, but he was all smiles when Memphis comedian Grovehero stopped by for a visit and compared their disabilities.

Grovehero, whose slogan is “Excuse me sir", stopped by the rapper's mansion to lift his spirits while he recuperates from surgery after being shot in a drive-by in Dallas last month.

Boosie is wheelchair-bound after undergoing three surgeries to stabilize the bone in his right leg.

Grovehero filmed his visit with Boosie, who is seen reclining on a stained mattress with no sheets. He is on a phone call when Grovehero entered his bedroom. Boosie managed to smile though he appeared to be humiliated.

"Chronicles of boosie," the comedian wrote. "I'm the only nigga that can go in the room and cook his ass like this."

Question: Do you think Boosie will ever walk again?

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Louisiana rapper Blue Benji Kobe was fatally shot during an altercation outside a tobacco store in Shreveport on Sunday.

The 24-year-old rapper, real name Jacoby Ware, was shot multiple times outside the shop on the 7000 block of Pines Road, according to KSLA News 12. The shooting occurred at 2 p.m. when Ware argued with another man in a car who opened fire. Ware was pronounced dead at Ochsner Health Hospital.

Ware's last Instagram post featured photos that showed him holding a large amount of cash.

He captioned the photos: "If You Ain't Blue You Thru [blue heart emoji]. Tell Dem Niggas Stop Looking For Me Momma They Only Gone See Me On Da Tv..."

The aspiring rapper was killed just weeks after signing his first record deal with Cinematic Music Group.

His manager paid tribute to the slain rapper on Instagram:

"Less than 2 weeks ago we went to NYC to sign your first major label record deal. When we left the office I told u when u get back home be careful because u at that point in your career when bullsh*t always seem to happen right when u about to take off so lay low and be careful it's bout to be up... [sic] Now today happened! F***!!!"

The rapper's death is the latest in a string of shootings involving rappers in Louisiana, Illinois, Texas and Georgia.

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Fetty Wap affiliate Tripple Beanz was shot and killed by 2 masked gunmen as he approached the driver side door of his black Range Rover at 12:54 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27.

Surveillance video outside the DFG Recording Studio shows the Newark, New Jersey rapper glance nervously over his shoulder as he approached his vehicle parked on the 300 block of Avon Avenue.

Moments later, two masked men jumped out of a stolen Jeep across the street and opened fire at close range. Beanz, real name Corey Thompson, 29, rolled around on the ground as the gunmen continued firing at him. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:08 p.m.

The shooters jumped back into the Jeep driven by a getaway driver.

Old skool rapper Willie D believes Beanz's murder was an inside job because the shooters knew exactly when he was leaving the studio.

His shooting led to a series of shootings in the New Jersey area over the weekend.

East coast rappers are moving with heavy security since record labels began signing serial killers affiliated with street gangs as rap artists.

According to Vladtv.com, DFG Recording Studio in New Jersey issued a statement after Thompson's death calling the 29-year-old a "superstar in the making," and someone who "genuinely was tryna change his life around."

Watch video of the shooting below (no audio).
 

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Lil Boosie Badazz is the latest rapper to fall victim to violent crime in Dallas, Texas.

According to WTSP, Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch Jr., was hit by gunfire while sitting in a bullet-riddled Sprinter van in a parking lot on Saturday afternoon.

He was treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg. Police say Boosie is not providing details of the shooting to investigators. His condition is unknown.

The 38-year-old Louisiana native was in town to attend a vigil honoring rapper Mo3 on Friday night. Mo3, 28, was shot by an unknown assailant on a Dallas freeway on Nov. 11.

Mo3, real name Melvin A. Noble, was approached by a gunman when he stopped his car on the highway. Police say Noble got out of his car and ran southbound on I-35. He was shot in the head and pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police are also investigating a shooting involving rapper/dentist Jerrett Rosenborough, who was shot and robbed outside his dental practice on Nov. 12.

Rosenborough, also known as Dr. Rose, was treated for a gunshot wound and released.

Police say there is no evidence to show the three shootings are related.

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A popular Dallas, Texas dentist, who also moonlighted as a rapper, was reportedly shot at his dental practice.

Fans flooded the social media accounts of Dr. Jerrett Rosenborough, DDS, after reports that "a rapper" was shot on Thursday, and was in surgery at Baylor University Medical Center.

Rosenborough was attacked inside his dental practice and was shot as he tried to flee in his Mercedes G-Wagon. In photos uploaded to social media, the luxury vehicle was riddled with bullets.

The graduate of Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry operated the Uptown Dental Studio in Dallas.

Rosenborough, who used the rap moniker "Dr. Rose", regularly posted pictures of his flashy automobiles and expensive jewelry on Instagram.

He was described as a "gentle, knowledgeable dentist who provided a wide variety of procedures. He specialized in permanent diamond-studded grills favored by gangster rappers.

Update: NBCDFW reports that Dr. Rose was treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound and released.
 

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Dallas rapper Mo3 was shot in the head while driving on I-35 in Oak Cliff Wednesday morning. The rapper who was born Melvin Noble was targeted by the gunman, according to Dallas police.

Cellphone footage uploaded to Instagram shows a medic performing CPR on Noble as he lay on the highway near his car.

Urban Islandz reports Noble was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Noble, who was signed to rapper Boosie's label, told an interviewer, "I got a second chance because of music... I've basically been in every correctional facility around. Y'all never see the people that throw rocks at me, 'cause they hide their hands. You just see me beat their ass."

He leaves behind three children.

Noble's death comes days after Chicago gangster-turned rapper King Von was fatally shot during a fist fight outside a hookah lounge in Atlanta.
 

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Chicago rapper FBG Duck was shot multiple times by unknown assailants while shopping with friends in the famed Gold Coast area of downtown on Tuesday.

Chicago police spokesperson Tom Ahern said three people were shot on Oak Street around 4:37 p.m. Tuesday.

The 26-year-old rapper and his friends had just exited a store when a black Taurus and a silver Chrysler 300 pulled up. Four shooters got out of the two vehicles and opened fire on the group.

Surveillance video from a nearby convenience store captured the sound of a barrage of gunfire. At least 50 shots were fired at the victims in broad daylight, police say.
 

A bystander captured cellphone video of FBG Duck, real name Carlton Weekly, writhing on the ground as he struggled to take his final breaths before being loaded into an ambulance.

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He was struck in the chest, neck and groin and was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
 

A 36 year-old man and a 26 year-old woman are listed in critical condition at the hospital, said Deputy Police Chief Daniel O'Shea.

Chicago activist Ja'Mal Green told reporters a crowd was forming in front of the hospital. He said the shooting was not random and gang violence was not the norm in the affluent area.

"We don't expect this type of activity in the neighborhood. Our officers were on the scene very quickly and rendered first aid," O'Shea told reporters.

"This area is well policed and this was something that was specifically targeted for these individuals," he said.

"To see this happen in the middle of the day is very disturbing," he added.

FBG Duck was one of Chicago's most popular drill rappers. He was a member of the rap collective "Fly Boys Gang," abbreviated FBG.

Most FBG members are affiliated with the Tooka Gang, a faction of the notorious Gangster Disciples street gang.

FBG Duck was best known for his 2018 independent hit "Slide," which racked up 53 million views on YouTube.

He trended on Twitter in June 2018 after he extended an olive branch to disgraced rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, telling him that he'd be good in the Chi if he came through, according to DJ Vlad.

But his benevolence didn't last long. The rapper blasted 6ix9ine as a "clown" for taking his social media antics too far, according to Vlad.

The two rappers got into a heated argument and exchanged threats on social media.

After Duck was shot in the shoulder in June 2018, Chicago rapper Lil Reese expressed skepticism that he could protect anyone, much less himself in his own city.

"N----s can't tell you good somewhere they ain't even good at," Reese tweeted.

Some say Duck's murder was in retaliation for dissing deceased Chicago gang members on his last song, titled "Dead B*tches," which dropped three weeks ago.
 

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