Rapper Yung Mazi Shot & Killed In Atlanta
Rapper Yung Mazi was shot and killed outside a pizza shop in Atlanta on Aug. 6.
RAPPER YUNG MAZI SHOT & KILLED IN ATLANTA
The 31-year-old was shot Sunday night and died from the wounds. The police say a suspect ran from the scene and no arrests have been made as of yet. The rapper had survived a previous gunshot at a Waffle House less than eight months ago. Following that incident, Mazi tweeted out that, “God made me bulletproof.”
In the past, the rapper has been the target of multiple shooting attempts, and told an interviewer he believed he was targeted because he wears a lot of jewelry or because he is resented for his light skin. “Man, because look at me. I’m a real dude,” he explained to DJ Smallz when asked why he keeps getting shot at, in an interview. “People don’t always like the real dude for some reason. That’s cool. I’m not hating. I’m not mad, honestly… I might walk around with a quarter million dollars worth of jewelry on.”
In the Dec. 2016 incident at the Buckhead Waffle House, Mazi claims he had never seen his assailant before in his life.
Deputy chief investigator John Henson identified the rapper by his legal name, Jabril Abdur-Rahman. His brother, Luqman Abdur-Rahman, asks for privacy in a call made to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He shares that his family is praying for his brother and for anyone else involved.
Yung Mazi was signed by Kevin Gates to his record label called Bread Winners’ Association.
Friends and fans have posted tributes to the late rapper on Twitter. “Rest easy to my bruddda young mazzzziiiiii my brudddaaa. Damnnnn,” wrote Travis Scott. Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan also posted on social media sites to air their grief for the loss. Mazi also left behind two daughters, often posting Instagram pictures with them.
Rest easy to my bruddda young mazzzziiiiii my brudddaaa. Damnnnn
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) August 7, 2017
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) August 7, 2017