An Atlanta rapper was killed in a fiery crash on I-285 in south Fulton County, according to his brother.
While the Fulton Medical Examiner’s office has not identified the victim in the crash, the rapper’s brother and a manager identified the victim as Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker, known for the hit “Dey Know.” He was also a member of the Atlanta rap group D4L, who scored a hit with “Laffy Taffy.”
After initially describing the accident as a hit-and-run, “it has been confirmed now that it was a single car accident,” Fulton police spokeswoman Cpl. Maureen Smith said.
The crash happened about 2:20 a.m. and temporarily blocked the I-285 southbound ramp to Cascade Road, which has been cleared.
The accident happened when a white Audi went over a guardrail, hit two trees and burst into flames. The driver was ejected from the Audi and pronounced dead on the scene, Smith said. Two other people in the car were injured and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, she said.
Shawty Lo made news in 2013 when the Oxygen network announced plans for a special about his blended family, which includes 11 children with 10 women. After outrage and online petitions, the special entitled “All My Babies’ Mamas” was scrapped before it even aired.
No other details were released.
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