Jailed Hot Boys member Turk has shed light on the recent fatal shooting of his ex-Cash Money Records labelmate Magnolia Shorty and called for an end to violence in his hometown of New Orleans.
Speaking via a taped recording, Turk expressed his sorrow for the rapper’s untimely passing last week.
“We send all our prayers out [and] I wanna send my prayers out to Renetta Lowe, Magnolia Shorty you might know her as,” Turk said on a recording. “She was like my little sister, I talked to her like — [a few] days ago and she was so full of energy, excited about me coming home [from jail], us doing songs together — I get this news that she’s deceased, it kind of hurt me to my heart. I’m still incarcerated right now, I want everyone to know in the city, we need to come together because it’s too much for us to keep losing our soldiers — it’s too much. Every time I’m calling home I’m hearing somebody else done got [killed] as Magnolia Shorty. When is this going to stop? Magnolia Slim was a soldier. Magnolia Shorty was a soldier. I salute both of them. They both left a mark in the Magnolia history. Y’all gotta come together man and say we gonna do something positive, we gonna do something constructive. Like I say man, y’all gotta just stop. It’s just too much. I don’t know what else to say it together. Y’all get it together. My prayers are with New Orleans.” (Free Hot Boy Turk)
Details on the shooting were released online last week.
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)
Local New Orleans radio personality DJ Wild Wayne reflected on Shorty’s death following last week’s shooting.
“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 Turk speaking on Magnolia Shorty down below: