Hartford, CT – After an unruly Connecticut teenager decided to deface a mural dedicated to Nipsey Hussle, she quickly became the subject of universal ridicule. The girl, identified as Kaityln Renee or “Kay Kay,” defended her actions, but social media wasn’t having it.

However, because some people are just inherently good, the mural has been patched up. Local artist/rapper and educator Joey Batts, who executed the thoughtful deed, shared a photo of his handiwork to his Instagram account on Sunday (April 28).

“How was I raised?” he wrote in the caption. “We don’t do things for clout. We fight for our community. Because that’s all we got.”

Batts also included a video of the now blemish-free art, which was originally created by artist Corey Pane. In the clip, the person taking the footage says, “Nipsey is back and better than ever! Joey Batts, tell us what happened.”

He replies, “We’re at Heaven’s Skate Park … the graffiti culture has always been tied closely to the Hip Hop culture and my buddy Corey Pane took it upon himself to immortalize … the mural’s been getting a lot of attention. It was defaced yesterday and we got word of it, and we thought it was best to fix it as soon as I could. So, I woke up this morning, had breakfast, grabbed my paint and came out here.”

Check out the stellar job below.

[This article has been updated. The original version was published on April 28, 2019 and can be found below.]

A Connecticut teenager  — who has been identified as Kaitlyn Renee or “Kay Kay” — had the audacity to deface an elaborate Nipsey Hussle mural with a can of black spay paint over the weekend.

The person filming it, who Twitter has accused of being in on the stunt, stood there and laughed as the aspiring vandal took selfies with the damaged wall.

Twitter sleuths noticed the suspect tagged the letters “SK” on the mural, which are the same letters on the back of the woman’s t-shirt watching the whole thing go down.

“Kay Kay” took to social media to defend herself after she received death threats.

“Y’all really mad,” she wrote. “I ain’t boutta argue with none of y’all over some PAINTING. you know how much dope shit in heaven park gets painted over? Oh alright then hop off. Yah Boutta “kill” me over a painting. That shit is hilarious.”

She added, “Who’s a bitch? Not I. no disrespect to Corey [artist] y’all was just coming out y’all mouths WAY TOO much so I did what I did.”


Nip, of course, was murdered on March 31 outside of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles. His death set off a ripple effect of sorrow and anger across the entire Hip Hop community.

Naturally, fans of Neighborhood Nip are seething over the disrespectful act and took to Twitter to voice their outrage.

Check out a few of the reactions below.