Jackson, MS –
22-year-old rapper Lonnie Montrel Taylor, known as “Lil Lonnie,” was shot dead while driving in his hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, late Sunday (April 29).
According to news station WAPT, the Jackson State University student was driving with an unidentified female passenger on Montebello Drive at about 10:30 PM, when he was shot from the rear several times, causing his SUV to crash into a house. The female passenger remained unharmed, while Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jackson Police Department has been unable to find a suspect or a motive for the killing.
Shortly before his alleged murder, he unknowingly captured his final moments on his Instagram Stories feed.
The budding rapper first generated buzz in 2015, with his single “Colors,” while earning the top-downloaded mixtape spot on LiveMixtapes with They Know What’s Goin’ On the same year. He also has a single, “Special” featuring K Camp that has gained over 2.4 Million on the Worldstarhiphop YouTube channel. In a December 2017 interview with ThisIs50, Lonnie discusses advice he got from 50 Cent, and states his plans to buy his family a home with his first “mega-check.”
HipHopDX extends its condolences to the family and friends of Lil Lonnie. Several artists — including LL Cool J, Juicy J and Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi — also expressed sorrow on social media.
Watch the “Colors” video down at look at some of the memorial posts as well.
Rest in power Lil Lonnie.. may your music live on…. may the almighty lift up and bless your family..
— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) April 30, 2018
Damn @_LilLonnie_ r.i.p shit crazy
— Slim Jxmmi (@Jxmmi) April 30, 2018
RIP Lil Lonnie he was so talented ??prayers up
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) April 30, 2018
Rip lil Lonnie ??
— DURKIOOO? (@lildurk) April 30, 2018
Damn rest up Lil Lonnie❤️??
— ? Dreezy (@dreezydreezy) April 30, 2018
— Tha Joker (@iAmTooCold) April 30, 2018
Rip @_LilLonnie_ dam sad to hear?
— Doll SZN 5•4 (@ImAsianDoll) April 30, 2018
RIP Lil Lonnie. ?
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) April 30, 2018
Rip lil lonnie??
— Tay Keith (@1taykeith) April 30, 2018
R.I.P. To The You Legend Lil Lonnie ??
— DJ SCREAM (@DJSCREAM) April 30, 2018
Dang lil Lonnie
— Kylin Hill (@H_Kylin) April 30, 2018
Man wow this world really crazy we live in … RIP Lil Lonnie ? …
— Jamal Peters (@JamalPeters21) April 30, 2018
They Killed Lil Snupe in his own city! They killed Chinx In his own city! They killed Doe B in his own city! They killed Lil Lonnie in his own city!
Leave if you can
You don’t gotta be in yo city to put on these niggas don’t love you! Tell a nigga no & his whole demeanor change
— Chris Landry (@RealChrisLandry) April 30, 2018
RIP Lil Lonnie. You put on for the city? pic.twitter.com/aViZqhraZr
— Yvng Cal?? (@calvinjaytv) April 30, 2018
Lil Lonnie, Bankroll Fresh, and Lil Snupe all killed in their hometown by hating ass niggas ??♂️..
— Jarvis (@JarvisVisuals) April 30, 2018
A hating ass nigga took Lil Lonnie’s life and you can’t convince me otherwise. That man was in his bag, making music and minding his business. Rest In Peace my boy.
— Kennedy ✨ (@HelloKennedi) April 30, 2018
When I’ve thought my life couldn’t get no harder it did it hasn’t even been a full year since I lost my sister now some body take my brother @_lillonnie_ away from me ,we came in the game together bro it’s no way u gone bro we really were doing the shit we dreamed bout when we were younger every thing we wanted in life we got or was heading to get ,I remember we sold our First verses together we said then”shit bout to get real for us big bro” ,we went from recording in our rooms to hours worth of studio time went from asking Zo And Grind to help us get our first video shot to having the most viewed vids in the state , fuck this rap shit everybody that know me i genuinely loved ya bruh u was solid since we was little , it never was a time I needed u to come they and u didn’t I Just hate I couldn’t come theu for u in this situation ?? Shit still unreal to me I feel Heartbroken all over again ?Can’t even sleep I just want shit to go back to normal fuck all this Music game and cars and shit mane I want my nigga back , y’all niggas took him away cause of jealously and envy because bro was the most positive around period damn mane. #Doit4Lonnie #LongLiveLonnie