The promising rap career of Meek Mill protege Lil Snupe has ended in tragedy shortly after it started. The rapper, whose real name was Addarren Ross, was killed at 4 a.m. in an apartment in his hometown of Winnfield, La. according to police reports. Authorities believe the altercation stemmed from an argument over a video game. There is an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Tony Holden, a convicted felon, in connection to the shooting. Holden is considered armed and dangerous.
Lil Snupe had just celebrated his 18th birthday June 13 and appeared to have a bright future ahead of him. As an aspiring musician he passed Meek Mill a mixtape at a Grambling State University event. He contacted Lil Snupe to sign him to the Dream Chaser imprint within minutes.
“He’s from the South with a flow like an East Coast guy,” Meek Mill told MTV News after the signing. “Like with that bounce flow, all over the place, he can really spit, and he was talking that talk that I can really relate to. I seen potential in him.”
Lil Snupe’s mixtape “R.N.I.C,” released this spring, included Meek Mill, DJ Khaled and Yo Gotti. Rap megastar Rick Ross wanted him on upcoming compilation Self Made Volume 3.
Meek Mill has released a tribute video.
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