I got some sad news early this morning. Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo was killed in a fiery crash last night on I-285 in south Fulton County, according to multiple reports.
While the Fulton Medical Examiner’s office has not identified the victim in the crash, the rapper’s manager and a brother identified the victim as Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker, known for the hit “Dey Know.”
Shawty Lo’s manager hit the rapper’s twitter this morning with the following announcement.
Shawty Lo was also a member of the Atlanta rap group D4L, who scored a hit with “Laffy Taffy.”
The popular rapper hit the blawgs back in 2013 when the Oxygen network announced plans for a special featuring his blended family, which includes 11 children with 10 women. The show was titled ‘All My Babies Mamas’ and I wrote about it HERE
VIDEO: Shawty Lo – All My Babies Mamas
Oxygen ditched the show after several protests and online petitions by people who felt the show was ‘too stereotypical’ for tv (click HERE if you missed that). I even spoke with Shawty Lo one on one about all of the drama.
Shawty Lo’s car accident was initially described as a hit-and-run but according to the AJC, Fulton police spokeswoman Cpl. Maureen Smith confirmed that it was a single car accident.
The crash happened about 2:20 a.m. and temporarily blocked the I-285 southbound ramp to Cascade Road.
The ramp has since been cleared.
The accident happened when a white Audi went over a guardrail, hit two trees and burst into flames. Two other people in the car were injured and taken to a hospital, police said.
No other details were released.