Hip-hop has suffered another violent tragedy during the month running up to the BET Hip-Hop Awards, set to be aired during October. According to Channel 2 Action News, the father of the rapper Rich Homie Quan has been murdered.
Corey Lamar is the father of the rapper, whose real name is Dequantes Lamar. Some are wondering if the shooting occurred due to a back-and-forth disagreement between Quan and other rappers in the industry. The violence in the music has often been criticized as leading to real violence in the streets, and this may be no exception.
Police are saying that the gunman came into the barbershop, pulled out their weapons and shot the man on the inside, with other patrons around. One man says that he chased the man after the shooting, but wasn’t able to catch him.