Florida rapper smoked minutes after dissing his enemies on social media
A Florida rapper was shot and killed in an apartment last Friday just minutes after calling out his enemies on social media.
Reports have identified the rapper as “Rollie Bands” who was based in Tampa.
The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the IQ Apartments in Tampa, Florida, on Bruce B Downs Boulevard around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22nd, reported the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival, deputies learned that the suspects had driven away from the scene in an unknown direction. It’s unclear how many suspects were involved.
“The victim was transported to a local hospital, where despite receiving lifesaving measures, he later died,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement, according to Urban Hollywood.
The police reported that the shooting itself may not have been spontaneous and that the victim and suspects both may have known each other.
Shortly before the shooting, the rapper took to his Instagram story to speak out, claiming that he was on his way home if they “want smoke”, according to HipHopDX.
On his social media, Rollie states that,
“A lot of these n****s know where I live at fr. I sleep in peace. If a n***a want smoke I’m at my crib in 5 minutes.”
— No Jumper (@nojumper) July 23, 2022
According to Breitbart, the rapper’s most recent tune, “Reminiscin,” was posted to his Youtube channel in April and had earned more than 25,000 views. Following the news of the rapper’s death, fans paid tribute to the up-and-coming artist in the comment section of his music videos.
One person wrote “I live out here in Tampa and never heard of him til now n that’s sad. We can’t be tempting people while trying to elevate! Dude had a flow that would make it! RIP,” according to UrbanHollywood411.
“Rip to the upcoming goat in heaven, bless the gates with your awesome voice,” someone else posted.
Others have taken to social media to express their concerns about the situation at hand.
4. Getting killed before growing, turning your life around and adding value to your community is HORRIBLE.
5. Carry a gun EVERYWHERE.
Practice situational awareness EVERYWHERE.
— Maj Toure (@MAJTOURE) July 24, 2022
This form of violence and carnage in the modern rap world is well documented and is one that has already impacted many this year alone. The mother of Atlanta rapper Young Thug’s children was murdered on March 18. Chicago rapper FBG Cash was gunned down this month. Houston rapper Snootie Wild died from gunshot wounds in February. And in another case surrounding rapper Young Thug, the musician’s nephew was arrested and charged with shooting and killing his girlfriend, per Breitbart.
Anyone with information on the Tampa shooting is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200.