The Brooklyn, New York lyricist offered a “rest in peace” to Chinx before questioning why people are still killing one another when they’re “under attack like never before.”
“[A] young man got killed in Queens,” Jay Z said. “His name was Chinx. And I think it’s real important for us—Like, I can’t understand that we’re seriously under attack like never before. Rest in peace to Chinx. And we still killing each other. We need to understand that we are kings and queens.”
In the early hours of Sunday, May 17, Chinx was shot and killed in Jamaica, Queens. AllHipHop.com previously reported that the rapper was shot while in a vehicle, by an unknown man.
In addition to Jay Z speaking on Chinx during his B-Sides concert, a number of Hip Hop artists, including Meek Mill and Maino, have expressed their condolences via social media.
“I take that shit personal when somebody that’s truly Tryna win get killed….. I really feel that shit in my chest!,” Meek Mill wrote in a tweet sent over the weekend.
Video of Jay Z speaking on Chinx’s death, which was captured by MissInfoTV, can be found below.
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