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.
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Thanks to @rahshaud & @fox61news for giving us some publicity & sharing the positivity over the 🤡 please go #follow @coreypaneart & @mrmassey860 it was their ORIGINAL #artwork both of these brothers are incredibly talented – and deserve your kind words as well!! #neighborhoodnip #ripnipseyhussle
[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.
WOWWWW!!! Look at this ATTENTION SEEKING girl defacing NIPSEY HUSSLE’s mural. Babygirl needs a THERAPIST stat!?!🤦🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️ She’s wild disrespectful🤯😒😒😒 #NipseyHussle #blacktwitter pic.twitter.com/cBVBNscZru
— Toya Johnson🦋 (@ToyaBK79) April 27, 2019
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.
Anyway, this pic is floating around on Twitter & IG, ppl r saying it was 4 clout. Shawty in blue said don’t get his face, you can get over there & didn’t stop her… What do you think? #NipseyHussle #mural #Hartford #hophop #rap #EntertainmentNews pic.twitter.com/peOIBJciNv
— Don (@bfromct) April 28, 2019
“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.”
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.
She hella disrespected #NipseyHussle mural by spray painting over it and then took a selfie…Baby girl had action at knocking her out didn't do anything! When are we going to realize that they aren't our allies or associates?#PayAttention pic.twitter.com/0I2KxFgBj3
— Jon Harris (@goal_digger50) April 28, 2019
Seeing that girl vandalize the Nipsey Hussle mural struck a different typa nerve smfh sickening
— E✨ (@emilianec__) April 27, 2019
— PROLIFIC (@WolfGangRiley) April 27, 2019
— BRANDON BLACK ✊🏾(Comedian) (@MRBRANDONBLACK) April 28, 2019
People fuckin suck. This dude painted a beautiful Nipsey mural in Hartford, CT and some bitch just went live on Facebook drawing dicks all over it. 🤬 pic.twitter.com/9N14RZg7jU
— SPILLS (@RyanSpills) April 27, 2019
a chick named Kaitlyn Renee defaced the Nipsey mural in Hartford Ct pic.twitter.com/0u7v3TOAfg
— AͯSͯTͯRO //+ 🚀 (@AstroNaughtt) April 28, 2019
Whoever that girl is that fucked up the Nipsey mural downtown better stay in the house 😩 poor thing boutta have some extra holes in her
— BrowniePts (@issabosslady) April 27, 2019
Shit is disgusting. Why would anyone have a problem with his mural? Same shit with Prodigy
Nowadays all anyone does is tape shit. You don’t have to fight her 1-2 ppl could detain her til cops get there.
— Johnnathan 🐘 (@VintageTrend) April 28, 2019
— Beautiful Creature (@MrsMarMan) April 28, 2019