Houston rapper BTB Savage has reportedly been shot and killed, hours after seemingly taunting a deceased enemy on social media.
While details surrounding his death remain scarce, ABC 13 reported that a young Black man in his 20s was gunned down in what police believe was a targeted murder near Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood on Thursday (March 30).
The shooting transpired around 6:10 p.m. in the 2100 block of Mid Lane, with Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner telling the outlet the victim was found dead upon arrival.
While the victim has yet to be identified, VladTV and Akademiks both inferred it was BTB Savage.
Witnesses at the scene said the young man was driving a white Mercedes before suspects drove alongside him in a black Subaru. Multiple shots were fired before the suspects fled down San Felipe.
Houston Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward.
If the victim is confirmed to be BTB Savage, his death would come just hours after he bragged about an alleged murder on social media. The picture in question was shared to BTB’s Twitter account, and shows the rapper flexing jewelry while stood next to blood splatter and a door riddled with bullet holes.
BTB Savage’s caption read: “TOO MUCH MOTION,” referencing his recent music video of the same name.
TOO MUCH MOTION🐺🐺 pic.twitter.com/yom8OcpYUj
— Btb Savage (@btb_savage) March 30, 2023
BTB Savage was just starting to make a name for himself in the rap game. He had previously sat down for tell-all interviews with Off the Porch and most recently VladTV, where he spoke openly about allegedly killing a man in self-defense who tried to rob him at his San Antonio home after asking for a feature.
“He like, ‘I been trying to do this for a long time, bro. You been bullshitting.’ I’m like, ‘Alright, bet,'” he said. “We go inside the crib and they just talking and shit, looking around. I figured it was kind of weird they were looking around walking into my crib … but I didn’t pay it no mind. I was just kinda like, ‘C’mon, let’s get this out the way.’ I’m gonna go and knock this out 30 seconds rapping real quick then I’m done. I ain’t tripping.”
BTB continued by saying the more the man and his relative loitered around his apartment, the more nervous he got. When the person asking for the feature went to get studio equipment from his car, he locked the door behind him.
“His uncle, he pulled out some bread and was like, ‘Oh we ain’t on that…you don’t gotta lock the doors or nothing like that. I’m a grown man,” Savage continued. “While he talking, he asking about my chain, like, ‘What jeweler you go to?’ Blah blah blah.
“And I told him, ‘Yeah, I dropped a bag on this one.’ And then right as I’m talking, I go down to look at my piece while he talking…that’s when he upped and pulled on me and he was like, ‘Run that.'”
Ultimately, BTB Savage was able to wrestle the gun out of the man’s hand before his girlfriend fired the fatal shots.