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Rapper SpotemGottem was reportedly shot 5 times on Thursday night in Miami. He is allegedly in critical condition in a Miami hospital.

The news was first reported by Say Cheese TV Instagram blog. No other details are available.

Miami-Dade County police responding to a shots fired call pursued a car in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday night. The car crashed at NW 143 Street and 6 Avenue and two men were ejected from the car. They are listing in critical condition, according to CBS 4 Miami.

It isn't clear if the two incidents are linked to Harden's shooting.

The gang-affiliated rapper, real name Nehemiah Lamar Harden, is best known for his song "Beatbox."

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The 19-year-old Jacksonville native is wanted for questioning in the 2020 murder of a Dallas man. Dallas authorities want to question him about the shooting death of Reginald Agnew Jr.

Detectives believe Harden bragged about Agnew's murder in the music video for his song "Again."

Harden threatened to sue the Dallas Police Department over "false allegations".

In July, Harden was arrested after federal agents raided his Aventura, Florida hotel room and discovered an AK-47 Draco pistol on his lap as he lay in bed.

Harden was wanted for aggravated assault at the time of his arrest. The rapper was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was released on bond.

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An aspiring rapper was shot and killed while live streaming on Instagram last week. Police confirm 21-year-old Zerail Dijon Rivera was found deceased in a car in Hawthorne, California on Thursday, July 8.

Indian Red Boy, of Inglewood, was apparently shot 12 times while live-streaming with a fellow gang member, Kapone.

The graphic video shows Rivera was hit under his left eye and in his neck and upper torso. He pleaded with Kapone for help and said he was in Hawthorne, before he began spitting up blood.

Rivera's death sparked speculation that the Bloods gang member was killed for vandalizing late rapper Nipsey Hussle's mural in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles.

His friend, Kapone, who is seen in the livestream, recently dropped a video in which he bragged about defacing Nipsey's mural.

OG rapper Willie D called out Rivera's senseless murder and the ongoing gang violence and retaliation that may result. Watch both videos below.

CAUTION: Video contains scenes of graphic violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
 

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Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed by a 15-year-old boy who targeted the rising rap star for his diamond-studded Rolex watch, according to authorities.

The rapper, real name Bashar Jackson, was killed when four suspects robbed him during a home invasion at his rented Hollywood Hills AirBNB mansion in February, 2020.

New details about the home invasion emerged during a preliminary hearing for 20-year-old Corey Walker, the sole adult suspect in the case.

Testifying in court on Friday, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Carlos Camacho claimed the four defendants specifically targeted Pop Smoke for the custom jewelry he wore in social media posts that night.

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Walker claimed the youngest of the suspects, a 15-year-old boy, was the one who pulled the trigger and snatched Pop's Cuban link chain and Rolex watch - which he later sold for $2,000.

He said Pop was also kicked by one of the suspects after he was fatally shot.

Citing a recorded jail conversation between the teen and his cellmate last year, Camacho told the court: "He admitted that he shot the victim three times with a Beretta nine."

"They got into a fight, and he shot him three times. He said he shot him on the back [sic]."

Camacho said the group wore ski masks and gloves, and used a police scanner to pull off the home invasion.

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The suspects entered the house through a second story balcony while the 20-yar-old rapper (pictured) was in the shower. One of the suspects put a gun to the forehead of a woman who was in the room.

"He said that when the individuals got inside, the suspects confronted (Pop Smoke), who was in the shower naked," the detective stated.

The cop claimed the rapper initially complied with their demands to hand over his jewelry, but the MC then "rushed" the suspects, who "pistol whipped" him before the 15 year old shot him.

During the hearing, Walker's attorney, Christopher Darden, insisted his client simply served as the getaway driver, and didn't even enter the house. He claims Walker warned the younger members of the robbing crew not to shoot anyone.

"He's clearly not an aider and abettor of premeditated murder," said Darden. "At most, he's a principal in a robbery. He's a driver. He is outside."

Prosecutors pushed back by accusing Walker of scouting out the house, knowing full well his co-defendants were planning to rob Pop at gunpoint, actions which showed a "reckless indifference to human life," reports the New York Daily News.

Criminals often use juvenile offenders to commit robberies because they typically receive lighter prison sentences.

Judge H. Clay Jacke II shut down Darden's request for a dismissal of the murder charges, and declared there was "sufficient cause" to send Walker to trial.

His next hearing is set for June 3.

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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.