The stepfather of hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd has reportedly been shot dead by their half-brother.
Floyd Sullivan, who was in a lengthy relationship with Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi’s mother Bernadette, is thought to have died on Monday after a shooting in Tupelo, Mississippi.
As TMZ reports, Tupelo Police Department were called to a property where Floyd was found with several gunshot wounds. He is believed to have died on the scene.
— WCBI News (@WCBINEWS) January 7, 2020
Michael Sullivan, the 19-year-old half-brother of the duo, is being held for psychiatric evaluation.
A statement from the Tupelo Police Department confirmed: “There were no other injuries reported in the home and no other suspects are being sought at this time.”
The 62-year-old is thought to have had a close relationship with the duo and helped raise them since they were in middle school.
I pray this world let’s me keep some compassion
— Swae Lee Lee Swae (@SwaeLee) January 7, 2020
While the duo are yet to specifically respond to the incident, Swae Lee posted an Instagram selfie on Monday night with a heartbroken emoji.
He added on Twitter yesterday: “I pray this world let’s [sic] me keep some compassion”.
The duo are arguably best known for their 2016 hit ‘Black Beatles’ which features Gucci Mane and scored the duo a number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number two in the UK.