News: BREAKING: Meek Mill's Teen Artist Fatally Shot, Manager Confirms

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 11:50AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill has reportedly lost an artist and friend in teenage emcee Lil Snupe as reports claim he died from fatal gunfire early Thursday (June 20).

According to reports, Snupe's manager confirmed the unexpected and tragic news.

Meek Mill's Dreamchasers artist, 17-year-old Lil Snupe, was reportedly found dead. Lil Snupe signed to Meek Mill's Dreamchasers imprint earlier this year, and now we have sad news to report about the rising young rapper. Lil Snupe, 17 years old, was reportedly shot dead, news which has been confirmed by his manager, Leem7st, on Twitter. Meek Mill also tweeted about Snupe early this morning, obviously in disbelief. There are very few details available at the moment, but we'll keep you informed once more news on Snupe's death surfaces. (Hot New Hip Hop)

Early Thursday, Meek hopped onto his Twitter page telling followers to have Snupe contact him immediately.

"tell lil snupe hit me up right now!!!," he tweeted June 20th. (Meek Mill's Twitter)

The late rapper reportedly won Meek's attention from a demo tape and ultimately joined Mill's camp shortly after.

Snupe impressed Meek Mill by passing off his demo to him during a tour stop in Louisiana. In less than an hour, Meek gave him a call and signed the young upstart to his Dream Chasers roster. "He was in a van, they was finna pull off. And I went and knocked on the van, on the window. They let the window down, grabbed the mixtape and it was like 10 minutes later, 20 minutes later they called me," Snupe told MTV News in April. Lil Snupe joined Lee Mazin, Louie V Gutta, Goldie, Jahlil Beats as a flagship artist for Meek's record label. His recently released mixtape was R.N.I.C. (Real Ni**a in Charge). (XXL Mag)

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