Rapper Killed Moments After Taunting Enemies On Instagram
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A rapper has been gunned down outside of his home just moments after daring critics to confront him on social media.
Rollie Bands was gunned down outside his Tampa apartment complex last Friday (22 July) just a few minutes after he'd confronted his rivals on Instagram and dared them to come round his house and face up to him.
“A lot of these n****s know where I live at fr,” the rapper reportedly wrote on his Instagram Story.
“I sleep in peace. If a n***a want smoke I’m at my crib in 5 mins.”
Unfortunately for Rollie, just five minutes after his post at around 3.30pm, he was shot once in the parking lot of his apartment complex.
Medics rushed him to a local hospital but unfortunately he couldn't be saved.
Police believe that the suspects knew and targeted the MC and said that they fled in a vehicle.
“At this time, the shooting does not appear random, as the suspects and victim are possibly known to each other,” the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in the report.
Gun violence within the rap community is still sadly prevalent in the US, over two decades on from when some of the genres most famous names such as Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G met their demise in the 90s.
In May, 16-year-old rapper 23 Rackz was shot dead while filming a music video in Washington, DC.
23 Rackz, whose real name is Justin Johnson, was thought to have shared his location on Instagram that may have alerted his killer and was shot not long after.
Writing on social media in the aftermath of the tragedy, DC radio host DJ Akademiks wrote on Instagram: “Man streets ain't playing only 16 smh brought him out to Suitland HS for myHS Tour and the kids went crazy.
“It's just sad to see another talented youth gone, another parent losing a child."
In November of last year, meanwhile, Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis.
The 36-year-old was gunned down at a bakery where he was buying cookies.
Two men - Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith - were charged with first-degree murder.
They both pleaded not guilty and are due back in court on Friday (29 July).