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Former Three 6 Mafia Rapper Gangsta Boo: Dead At 43

Born Lola Chantrelle Mitchell, Gangsta Boo has died at the age of 43.

Best known for her role in hip hop group Three 6 Mafia, the female rapper was found dead at her home on Sunday (1.01), according to her bandmate DJ Paul who shared an image of Gansgta with a halo emoji and an image of a crying face.

After taking to social media, the DJ was flooded with comments from fellow musicians including rapper Lil Jon who wrote: “MAN WE WAS JUS TOGETHER 3 WEEKS AGOREST WELL QUENN [prayer emoji]” (sic), Krayzie Bone who said “Cannot believe this bro. Tuff one” (sic) and Ludacris who simply posted an emoji of hands clasped in prayer alongside a dove.

In the hours following the news of her passing, sources close to the ‘Late Nite Tip’ hitmaker suggested that the rapper had spent the night with her brother and the pair had taken an overdose.

A source told TMZ: “Gangsta was with her brother last night at a local concert in Memphis, and he started to overdose sometime in the night … requiring hospitalization. While he ended up being okay, people familiar with Gangsta Boo’s death scene insist narcotics were found on her person and that a fentanyl-laced substance is believed to be at play. We’re told the police are launching an official investigation.”

Gangsta Boo started performing with Three 6 Mafia in the mid-1990s and quit the group in 2002 to pursue a solo career. Her last studio album ‘Enquiring Minds II: The Soap Opera’ was released in 2003 and her most recent projects include the ‘Witch’ EP (a collaborative effort with La Chat in 2014) and in 2018 she released the mixtape ‘Underground Cassette Tape Music 2 ‘ with BeatKing in 2018.

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Author: Saul Goode

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