Tributes have been paid to murdered rapper Lor Scoota, who was shot dead in Baltimore on Saturday (June 25).
Scoota, real name Tyriece Watson, was shot dead while driving his car home after attending a charity basketball game. Police say the shooting was ‘targeted’ after witnesses saw a black male wearing a white bandana flee the scene.
Watson, who was 23, had underground success with ‘Bird Flu’ and its accompanying dance in 2014. Its remix, featuring A$AP Rocky associate Shy Glizzy, has two million hits on Soundcloud.
Meek Mill wrote on Instagram: “Damn, I seen so many young n***as fall victim tryna make it out.” The Game posted a photo of himself with Scoota working on The Game’s album ‘The Documentary 2’. He wrote: “Just last year, this little homie was working on ‘The Documentary 2’. Then this news hits me. Smh. Life: hold onto it or you’ll lose everything in it in the blink of an eye.”
Hundreds of people attended a vigil for Scoota in Baltimore on Monday, where three arrests were made after mourners turned on police. Baltimore police commissioner Kevin Davis said: “This was an evening filled with all types of anxieties. It was a largely peaceful gathering of people who cared for this young man that the city really loved.”