Louisville, KY – Master P has decided to cover the funeral costs for 13-year-old Louisville native Ki’Anthony Tyus who died last month following a police chase. According to the Courier Journal, Tyus was a passenger in a stolen Lexus SUV that crashed into a pole on December 22 as officers were in pursuit of the vehicle.

The No Limit boss, who first met Tyus when he was 9 years old, shared a video of an old news story to his Instagram account.

In June 2015, Tyus was hit by a stray bullet while playing basketball at Ballard Park. Following the incident, Tyus joined Louisville activist Christopher 2X to preach a message of peace. Master P was clearly moved by his mission.

“RIP Ki’Anthony lil soldier,” he wrote in the caption. “We should have been preparing this kid for college not a funeral. My save the kids Team Hope program has been in the communities for over 20 years. My celebrity friends keep asking me why do I always go back to the hood because I was once likes these kids.

“These kids are innocent, they just need education, love and guidance. I know that a lot of these adults are stuck in their ways so they don’t listen. My focus is on helping the kids. We lost a good one but we will continue to fight. #weallwegot.” 

In another Instagram post, Master P further mourned Tyus’ passing and issued a call-for-action.

“I know I’m not God and I can’t save the world,” he wrote. “I realized a lot of these adults are not going to listen. The real reason I leave my mansion to keep coming back to the hood is to educate and try to save the next generation. Maybe a lot of us didn’t get what we wanted for Christmas but we should be thankful we are alive. My 13 year old lil soldier didn’t make it. He got shot 2 years ago and got Killed 2 days ago.

“We need to stop this black on black crime. Rip Ki’Anthony Tyus. #weallwegot Just know that every decision comes with consequences and no one is too young to die. My prayers go out to his family. Could’ve been the next Lebron James.”

Master P, who is a New Orleans native, relocated to Louisville in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Subsequently, he shot a documentary in the Kentucky city on the effects of violence, incarceration and poverty in the African-American community.

This isn’t the first funeral Master P has covered. In 2014, he paid the funeral expenses for a 12-year-old boy stabbed to death in Cherokee Park.