Up-and-coming rapper Dex Osama has been shot and killed, according to media reports. He was 26. Details are currently sparse but tragic.
He ran to a gas station for help after being shot once in the chest and once in the stomach near a strip club in Detroit early Monday.
Osama had been inside the Crazy Horse gentleman’s club, but a gunman was reportedly waiting for him outside the establishment.
Witnesses are said to have heard seven gunshots fired.
The Detroit Free reports that two others were injured in the shooting, though it is unclear how badly or whether arrests were made.
Dex was signed by Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend and fellow rapper Meek Mill, who took to his Instagram account to lead the tributes.
"Damn RIP YOUNGIN," Meek wrote online. "Had a lot of talks with you about getting out them streets and chasing ya dreams!"
"I really believed in you and seen you putting on for Detroit!"
"RIP @dex_osama for all my fellow young kings coming up tryna make it out, take ya time and think about where you want ya life to go!"
"MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL! Never let them streets shatter ya dreams!!!"