Texas rapper BFG Straap has passed away after being involved in a South Dallas shooting. Another victim present with him at the crime scene was also pronounced dead.
According to CBS, the shooting occurred in the 2800 block of Casey St. The rapper was taken to the hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds. 26-year-old Cory Media Lucien, who was present with him, was pronounced dead at the scene.
LD The Manager, BFG Straap’s manager, confirmed the rapper’s death on social media. He shared an image of the rapper on Instagram with the caption:
“My heart in a million pieces right now!”
She also re-shared several tributes to the rapper on her Instagram stories. She also told followers in one Instagram story:
“If I don’t respond y’all know that’s not like me but I will tho I’m just hurting too bad right now.”
The Dallas Police Department urged followers and those present near the scene to relay any information about the shooting to Homicide Detective Kim Mayfield at 214-671-3646 or email [email protected] and mention case number 172681-2022.
BFG Straap’s crime scene video goes viral on social media
In a video of the crime scene posted by @DailyLoud, police officers were seen surrounding the area. Netizens could also see yellow tape barricading the location. The tweet read:
“Sad news, Dallas rapper BFG Straap was shot and killed in South Dallas. Rest In Peace.”
Another distressing video showcasing the musician’s body has also been circulating on Twitter. However, one must be warned that it contains disturbing clips.
Tributes pour in as BFG Straap passes away
Netizens were saddened to hear about the tragic news of his passing. Many expressed that his death came as a shock, considering he was so young. Fans reminisced about his music career and shared their condolences.
Everything to know about BFG Straap
The singer-songwriter was born in Dallas, Texas, on January 7, 2000. According to his official website, the rapper was born when his mother was incarcerated. His passion for music stemmed from his family members who shared the same interest, inspiring him to become a successful singer. According to the website:
“Straap has experienced what seems like a lifetime of hardship, heartache, and various ups and downs.”
The musician was known for his urban and southern-style hip-hop tracks. In July 2019, he released an album titled STRAAP A MANIAC, which went on to become popular among fans. He went on to release hit singles, including La Vegas, Focus, and Surgery.
The rapper has collaborated with the industry's big names like Gunna, YBN Almighty Jay, Lil CJ Kasino, Splurge, and Trapboy Freddy.
After his debut album, he released his second mixtape STRAAP’S R US in May 2020. His other albums include Straap 4 President, BIGGEST FLAG, BABY WIZARD, and 11:11.
After becoming a popular young artist, he signed a Partnership Distribution Deal with Take Flight Records LLC.
The rapper was reportedly working on another project which features Neeko Baby, Trappin in London, Stonez, and Grammy nominated music producer Jetson Made.