Jackson police Sgt. Roderick Holmes says 22-year-old Jackson native Lonnie Taylor, additionally recognized by his rap title “Lil Lonnie,” died after somebody shot into the car he was driving and it hit the entrance of a home.
1Lonnie “Lil Lonnie” Taylor was murdered hours after posting a photograph on social media.
Simply hours after importing a photograph of himself on Instagram and Snapchat, Lonnie “Lil Lonnie” Taylor was lifeless Sunday evening (Apr. 29) in his hometown of Jackson, Mississippi.
In accordance with studies, the aspiring rapper was shot a number of occasions as he drove his SUV. His automobile stopped after it crashed into a house.
One other particular person in the car, a feminine passenger, was not injured. Jackson police mentioned no suspects had been recognized and so they weren’t conscious of a motive both.
2Lil Lonnie spoke in an interview about assembly with 50 Cent and Jack thriller and talked concerning the recommendation they gave him.
In 2015, Lil Lonnie launched a music known as “Colours,” which put him on the map nationally. In a December 2015 interview with This Is 50, the rapper talked concerning the day he appeared in what the interviewer known as a “large mega sit-down with two legends of the enterprise.”
Lil Lonnie mentioned he has spoken to Jack Thriller and 50 Cent, and he mentioned he adopted the recommendation they gave him that pushed his profession ahead. “Careerwise every thing has been going, so I took that recommendation and I ran with it,” he mentioned. “Maintain the bottom constant, hold transferring round, make my face a presence in every single place.”
Requested who he was working with to get cash to place a billboard up in Jackson, Taylor responded that he hadn’t signed with anybody. Shocked, the interviewer candidly requested him, “What are you doing, promoting medication or some sh*t?” Taylor responded, “I don’t do none of that.” He later mentioned, “I’ve obtained morals that I stand by” when requested whether or not he may relate to a number of the issues occurring lately amongst individuals his age.
3Lil Lonnie mentioned in an interview he wished to make use of his first “mega test” to purchase a home for his household.
In that very same December 2015 interview with That is 50, Lil Lonnie mentioned his large plans for the cash he deliberate to make as an up-and-coming artist.
“Let’s say you get a mega test, what would you buy with that first mega test?” the interviewer requested him. “I’d purchase a home,” Taylor mentioned. “I’d purchase a home for my household.”
Lil Lonnie mentioned he wasn’t in the sport on the streets. He mentioned he was caring for his father, his mom had died when he was younger, and he was serving to out his 4 siblings financially, which was made attainable by his music.
Taylor was requested in a 2016 interview with DJ Smallz what there was to do in Jackson. “There’s nothing… nothing to do. Nothing however a complete bunch of robbing,” Taylor replied. “All people’s simply, I imply that’s all it’s, simply robbing and killing and all this, that’s all that’s occurring.”
Taylor mentioned his greatest musical affect was Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie. He mentioned had gotten related recommendation from him that he had gotten from 50 Cent, and that was to remain constant along with his music.
“I wish to be the subsequent icon individuals look as much as. I wish to inspire others round from the place I’m from as a result of not too many get the popularity I do, and I simply wish to convey that impression to the place I’m from and assist individuals out,” he mentioned. “I’m keen to open the door to all people.”
His recommendation to different aspiring musicians was to “hold working” and “chase your desires.”
Earlier than his dying, Lil Lonnie collaborated with a variety of big-name Hip Hop artists, like Okay Camp and Moneybagg Yo.
He additionally launched a music with R&B singer/songwriter Bryson Tiller known as “Change Up.”
Most of his music movies on YouTube have hundreds of thousands of views and a few had been even promoted by way of WorldStarHipHop.
4Lil Lonnie’s pals, followers and followers mourned his dying on social media.
Pals of Lil Lonnie mourned the slain rapper on social media as his followers and followers everywhere in the nation grieved with them.
“(Taylor) was at all times 100% since them callaway days! The entire metropolis harm behind this one,” Instagram consumer DukeSuave1 posted.
“sh*t is so loopy…. I simply waited on lil Lonnie tonight @ the restaurant & now he’s lifeless…” Twitter consumer McKenna Albritton shared.
shit is so loopy…. I simply waited on lil Lonnie tonight @ the restaurant & now he’s lifeless…
— McKenna Albritton (@kenna_you_not) April 30, 2018
“RIP large bro,” Instagram consumer dionn2o4 wrote. “can’t consider they took u like that g.”
“Lil Lonnie can’t be lifeless bro I used to be simply bumping yo sh*t the opposite day You has [sic] your metropolis on lock and was making waves in mine ! I’ll always remember bumping ya mixtapes all all through highschool RIP Lil Lonnie,” posted Twitter consumer and fellow rapper Kash.
Lil Lonnie can’t be lifeless bro ??? I used to be simply bumping yo shit the opposite day ? You has your metropolis on lock and was making waves in mine ! ? I’ll always remember bumping ya mixtapes all all through highschool ?? RIP Lil Lonnie ??
— Kash ? (@Kevinx3__) April 30, 2018
5Lil Lonnie’s capturing dying was amid three separate capturing incidents in Jackson.
Lil Lonnie was reportedly one in all two individuals killed and two individuals injured following three separate capturing incidents in Jackson. Early Monday morning (Apr. 30), a mom was shot to dying and her grownup daughter was wounded throughout a housebreaking of their residence in West Jackson. Jackson Police Sgt. Roderick Holmes mentioned a suspect hadn’t instantly been recognized.
In accordance with information studies, 57-year-old named Evvie Williams was shot throughout the residence invasion and ran to a neighbor’s home, the place she died. Her 24-year-old daughter, Jaalyn Williams, was reportedly shot in the face. She was hospitalized and her situation was described as steady. Sgt. Holmes mentioned the door of their residence had been compelled open, and they’re nonetheless investigating the capturing.