Rapper Shawty Lo, born Carlos Rico Walker, died in a single-vehicle traffic accident in Atlanta on September 21, 2016.
The accident happened around 2:20 a.m. when Walker, 40, lost control of his Audi A7, went over a guardrail, hit two trees and caught on fire. He was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.
He left behind 11 children and thousands of heartbroken female fans, some of whom had hoped to become baby mama No. 12.
One of Walker's baby mamas was ex-girlfriend Jai Jai, who went on to become a rapper in her own right.
Walker's funeral procession stopped at the Blue Flame Lounge, one of his favorite strip clubs on the outskirts of Atlanta.
Walker, 2nd from right, was a founding member of the hip hop group D4L. The group reached national prominence in 2005 when their single "Laffy Taffy" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and went on to be certified 3X platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In 2007, he released his solo single "Dey Know", which was included on his solo debut album Units in the City, released in 2008. His second studio album, R.I.C.O., was released posthumously in March 2017.
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Singer Chris Brown and his celebrity friends participated in a celebrity basketball game on Sunday as part of the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 Weekend in Atlanta. Brown and rappers Nelly, Shawty Lo and Waka Flocka, of the white team, took on local celebrities on the blue team for a spirited game in front of a packed gym on the Morehouse campus in the West End.
According to my spies inside the Velvet Room, rapper Shawty Lo and reality TV star Royce Reed (Basketball Wives) are now an item. Please note the question mark at the end of the post title and please do not quote me on this one. I'm told that the happy couple came to the club together and left together. "Shawty stuck so close to Royce that she couldn't breathe!" said my spy. Shawty, who is signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit Records, has two chicks fighting for his affections in Atlanta. He has quite the reputation for being a ladies man, and now Royce Reed is under his spell!
Rap mogul Polow Da Don has a new lady love. I don't know her name or anything about her, but she wants you ladies to know that Polow is indeed off the market. Polow and his lady attended his 4th annual Celebration 4 A Cure: Where Music Meets Fashion For A Cause event last night in Atlanta presented by Zone 4 Inc. (click here to see more pics). Proceeds from the event will go towards finding a cure for cancer.
Rap mogul 50 Cent recently signed rapper Shawty Lo to his G-Unit roster though D4L. Fiddy flew to Atlanta over the weekend to shoot a music video for Lo's first single. Local rapper Jai Jai also appears in the music video. As you know, Shawty Lo left his longtime love, and baby mama, E'Creia to get back with Jai Jai who he met when the latter was only 15.
Jai Jai always said she would get her man even though he was with E'Creia. The two ladies occasionally fought over him. Jai Jai told everyone she would get him back, but most of her friends thought she was crazy. They're not thinking that now.
Dorrough, an obscure Dallas, Texas rapper (code word for dope boy) managed to get B and C-list rappers to jump on the Remix of his subpar "Get Big" single.
The remix features drops by Diddy, DJ Drama, Yo Gotti, Bun B, Diamond, Shawty Lo & Maino.
You're probably wondering how does an unsigned artist manage to get so many recognized names to jump on his remix? Well, considering that all of their careers have seen better days, what else do they have to do with their time?
Former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland was spotted relaxing on Miami Beach during the Memorial Day weekend. Kelly was wearing a too small aqua string bikini top and giving her breast implants a little air. Kelly recently tweeted that her diet was key in keeping herself fit, saying: "I gave up sugar and fried foods again!!!". I guess she doesn't mind silicone in her diet.
Tiki Barber's soon to be ex-wife Ginny was seen out with her son's A.J and Chason and her mother today -- a week after giving birth to twin girls. Tiki was seen earlier in the day visiting his twin daughters and picking up the boys for a play date in the park.
T.I. was spotted rocking out at Klutch nightclub on Miami Beach last night, as his fiancee Tiny watched lovingly from the side of the stage (far right).
Thanks to Thad over at ExclusiveAccess.net for sending these behind the scenes photos taken on the set of Shawty Lo's "WTF" video shoot in Atlanta yesterday with rapper Lil Wayne.
Wayne, a New Orleans native, has less than two weeks of freedom left before he reports to a NY state prison to serve out a one year sentence after pleading guilty to weapons charges in October. Wayne, 27, joins the growing list of rappers who trade in their sagging jeans for a prison jumpsuit while still at the top of their game.
Doesn't Monica's man Rocko look like Lil Rocko wearing his daddy's clothes? that boy is the spitting image of Rocko.