AceShowbiz - Another rapper has been shot after XXXTENTACION was gunned down in a separate incident. Emerging Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Hill District of the Pennsylvania city on Monday, June 18.
His manager Taylor Maglin confirmed his client's passing on Facebook. "I lost my brother today and it's the worst feeling in the world. He was destined for greatness and he wanted the best for his friends, family and community," Taylor wrote. "We lost a great person today, but just know I will do everything in my power to make his memory live on forever. Love you bro."
Jimmy was 21 years old.
Pittsburgh Police said in a statement that they responded to a double shooting at the intersection of Wylie Avenue and Duff Street in the city's Hill District neighborhood. The victims were shot as they sat inside their car around 4:22 P.M. EST. Police described it as an "isolated incident."
Both victims were rushed to the hospital, but Jimmy succumbed to his critical injuries. His friend remains in stable condition with gunshot wounds. No motive is known yet for Jimmy's shooting.
Jimmy, who was born Travon Smart, had just signed his first major record deal and was just signed by Grammy nominated music producer Sledgren to be his manager. He released two mixtapes, 2016's "Woponese" and 2017's "Back Against the Wall", with partner Hardo via streaming and YouTube.
Hardo tweeted after Jimmy's death, "Thanks for the love and prayers, my bro with God now. Trapnese 4ever." Other hip-hop stars have also paid tribute to Jimmy, with Pusha T tweeting, "Damn R.I.P. #JimmyWopo." Juicy J added, "R.I.P. Jimmy Wopo. Damn mane this s**t crazy."
On the same day, rapper XXXTENTACION was shot in his native Florida. The "Look at Me!" hitmaker was leaving a motorcycle dealer in Deerfield Beach when an attacker reportedly approached his car and fired multiple rounds. He was found without a pulse and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities described the suspects as two males wearing hoodies, while the shooter covered his face with a red mask. The men are believed to have fled in a black SUV with tinted windows.