Former Cash Money Records artist Renetta “Magnolia Shorty” Lowe was fatally shot yesterday (December 20) afternoon in her New Orleans hometown.
Details on the incident have been released online.
Sources have told Eyewitness News that the female victim in a double shooting Monday in New Orleans East is local rapper Magnolia Shorty. Magnolia Shorty and a man were shot to death inside of a car in New Orleans East just after noon Monday, according to the NOPD. A spokesman said police were called to the scene of a shooting in the 6300 block of Bridgehampton Drive in the east and when they arrived found the 28-year-old woman and an unidentified man shot to death inside of the car. Both victims were shot several times and both were pronounced dead on the scene. (WWLTV News)
Reports state that the shooting took place in the early afternoon.
The shooting occurred about 12:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of Bridgehampton Drive, in a cluster of cul-de-sacs off Morrison Road, near Downman Road in eastern New Orleans. according to the New Orleans Police Department. The car containing an unidentified man and an unidentified 28-year-old woman careened into the gate of the “Georgetown of New Orleans” apartment complex, police said. Officers responding to a report of gunfire found the unidentified the pair inside. (NOLA News)
Local New Orleans radio personality DJ Wild Wayne reflected on Shorty’s passing following yesterday’s events.
“It’s just sad to hear she lost her life to this senseless violence,” Wayne said. “(It) seems to be cyclical in this city. You would think after (Hurricane) Katrina, we would have had a clean slate and realized the value of life, but it’s still happening. There is going to be a lot of attention to this thing, and already if you look at social media, there are tons of comments (on) Twitter, Facebook. I don’t think this case will take long to get solved, but it’s just sad it had to happen.” (WDSU News)
The late rapper’s Cash Money Records career began over a decade ago.
Born Renetta Lowe, Magnolia Shorty signed to Cash Money Records in the early 90’s. She was brought to the attention of label owners Bryan “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams by members of the Hot Boys supergroup, who had been her childhood playmates and friends growing up in the Magnolia Project. Shorty released her first CD on the label in 1995. Most recently, she had a pair of local club hits in a row with “Smoking Gun,” a remix of the Jadakiss song, last year, as well as this year’s “My Boy,” a collaboration with R&B singer and newly signed Jive Records artist Kourtney Heart. Magnolia Shorty performed frequently with rapper and R&B singer Ms Tee, the only other woman signed to the Cash Money label. (NOLA News)
Check out coverage of the shooting down below: