Tributes Pour In for Rapper Chris King After His Tragic Death in Nashville

Tributes Pour In for Rapper Chris King After His Tragic Death in Nashville

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NASHVILLE, TN – Tributes are flooding in from friends, collaborators, and fans after the tragic death of rapper Chris King. The 32-year-old musician was shot and killed early Saturday morning, April 20, following an attempted robbery, according to a statement from the Metro Nashville Police Department.


Authorities reported that King and his friends were hanging out around 2:30 a.m. when three suspects attempted to rob them, resulting in the fatal shooting. The suspects fled the scene, and the police are continuing their investigation.


The news of King’s death sent shockwaves through the music community, with numerous celebrities expressing their grief and sharing memories of the late rapper on social media.


“Love you, bro. This one hurts,” pop star Justin Bieber wrote on his Instagram Stories on Saturday. “Please keep his family in your prayers. See you in paradise, brother.” King and Bieber shared a close bond, with King revealing in a December 2023 Instagram post that they had lived together nearly a decade ago. “Fun fact: I lived at my brother’s crib for a full year and a half almost 10 years ago,” he wrote.


Actress and singer Keke Palmer also shared her condolences via Instagram, posting a screenshot of a conversation she had with King. “I wish I had more photos, but it’s actually perfect because this is exactly how it began,” Palmer, 30, wrote on Sunday, April 21. “iChat sessions with you and Marcel back in the 2Much days. Wow. I can’t believe I’m saying rest in peace. This is terrible. I really don’t know what to say.”


Palmer also reflected on King’s positive energy and his ability to bring joy to those around him. “You always knew how to make everyone laugh. Your kindness was present no matter what room you were in; everybody was and wanted to be your friend. We will miss you until we meet again, rest heavenly brother,” she concluded.


The passing of Chris King has left a void in the music community, with fans and friends mourning the loss of a talented artist and a cherished friend. The investigation into his death continues, and authorities urge anyone with information about the incident to contact the Metro Nashville Police Department.

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