Rapper Snootie Wild, 36, of Memphis has died
Rapper Snootie Wild is the most recent victim of gun violence.
It was confirmed Saturday night on the verified Instagram account of the CMG artist: “Gone in body, but your NAME & LEGACY will live forever!” the caption read. “💙 #TeamYayo4Life💯.”
In the early hours of Friday morning, a man was found shot in the neck in the south side of Houston, according to ABC 13. Officials said they were called to England Street about 2am after reports of shooting, when they found a guy lying next to an SUV. He was taken to the hospital in a serious condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the neck.
Although Snootie was rumoured to be dead the real identity, was not confirmed. The post on his official Facebook page stated that he was “fighting for his life.”
“Snootie is not DEAD! But he is fighting for his life. Out of respect for the family, please refrain from sharing anything that is not communicated through his official accounts. Thank you.”
Fortunately, a neighbor’s videotape of the incident is now being examined by officials, according to ABC 13.
According to Houston Police Department Lt. R. Willkens, “it appears that he backed into there (the ditch) unintentionally.” A second vehicle arrived, and the passengers exited their vehicle. After only a few minutes of casual conversation, shots rang out. “It’s just one shot, in fact.”
HPD hasn’t said whether or not they’ve identified any possible suspects.
More than three months after the shooting murder of fellow Memphis rapper Young Dolph, we learn of Snootie’s passing.
Snootie rose to notoriety in 2014 with the release of “Yayo” and “Made Me” by Yo Gotti. Following a 2013 contract to Gotti’s CMG label, Snootie released his debut EP Go Mode before releasing Ain’t No Stoppin’ Me in 2015.
In a 2016 interview with The Fader, Gotti talked about his protege.
“My moments are like, when I see an artist like Snootie Wild at a wing shop and he tell me he just got out of prison, plays me a couple songs, and tells me how hard it is for him in the streets,” he said. “So, I tell him I believe in the music he’s creating and Ima try to change his life. And eight months later, his life changed. He performed at the BET Awards, got songs in the top 10 for radio spins in the country, performing on 106 & Park. In eight months! That’s the shit that I enjoy.”
Hip-hop stars, like Boozie Badazz and DJ Paul of the Three 6 Mafia, have already paid tribute to Snootie on social media.