Tributes pour in for rapper after double shooting in New Orleans

Rapper Renetta Lowe, known as Magnolia Shorty, was shot and killed in New Orleans on Monday (December 20).

Lowe, who was 28, was a member of Lil Wayne‘s Cash Money crew. She died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body and was pronounced dead at the scene, chief investigator for the New Orleans Coroner’s Office John Gagliano said.

She was discovered in a car which had crashed into a New Orleans apartment complex, reports Rollingstone.com. With her in the car was 25-year-old Jerome Hampton, who was also shot and killed in the incident.

Police do not have any suspects for the crime yet.

Magnolia Shorty joined the Cash Money crew in the early 1990s and had been working on her second album. Her last recorded output was ‘My Boy’, a duet with 17-year-old singer Kourtney Heart, which was released earlier this year. Listen to it by scrolling down and clicking on the video below.

Lil Wayne posted a tribute on his Twitter page, Twitter.com/liltunechi: “R.I.P to my big sister Magnolia Shorty…this is a krazy world.”

Lowe was signed to the record label Cash Money/Young Money, which also includes Nicki Minaj on its roster. Minaj has reportedly stepped up her security in the wake of Lowe‘s death.