Bronx, NY – After 15-year-old Bronx native Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was senselessly killed last week, the Hip Hop community has come out in droves to show their support for the slain teen.
On Monday (June 25), East shared an Instagram photo of himself with members of Junior’s family.
“Found Out Junior Loved My Music,” East wrote in the caption. “Shit Made Me Relive Freaky And Mugga Death All Over Again. Glad I Got To Show His Mom And Sister Some Love And Support. Too Many Cowards Roaming This Earth #JusticeForJunior.”
Junior, who dreamed of becoming a police officer, was stabbed to death on June 18 in what police are calling a case of mistaken identity.
According to CBS Local New York, alleged Trinitarios gang members believed Junior was the person in a Snapchat video that purportedly showed someone having sex with a cousin of one the alleged gang members.
Seven people are reportedly in custody for the stabbing.
Nas, Rihanna, Swizz Beatz, The Game, Kehlani and many more paid tribute on social media.
Check out some of them below.
While I’m up & starting my day… I remembered someone sending me a photo of a mother & her child Lesandro “JUNIOR” Guzman-Feliz, a 15 year old who lived in the Bronx, New York that was mistaken for someone else & brutally attacked by 5 cowards, drug out of a corner store in his own neighborhood & stabbed repeatedly with 2 machete’s & 3 knives. 15 years old… I watched the video & wished I hadn’t & im still in disbelief… I can only imagine how terrified, confused & alone he must’ve been during what would be the last few minutes of his life & that alone hurts even me deeply !!! & the pain his mother & family must feel right now has to be tremendous. I am utterly disgusted with this story & how a life can be taken away from a child in that manner. My heart goes out to his immediate family & definitely to his mother. I am so sorry for your loss. I really hate the blind ignorance in this country especially when it takes a childs life. Losing a child is my absolute worst nightmare & this has sincerely touched me. Also sorry for feelings or pain brought back about with this post as I was just made aware of this tragedy this a few days ago & forgot to post ?? #JusticeForJunior
— SWIZZ BEATZ (@THEREALSWIZZZ) June 26, 2018
i am so sorry Junior. #justiceforjunior i don’t even have any more words.
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) June 22, 2018
— WS (@wesleysnipes) June 24, 2018