Social media is ablaze after the horrible news of Atlanta rapper, Shawty Lo’s death early this morning.
D4L rapper Shawty Lo, real name Carlos Walker, was killed in a car accident early Wednesday morning in Atlanta.
The news was first reported by rapper and radio personality Headkrack, and later confirmed by his manager Johnny Cabbell and by a post on his Twitter.
Lo was 40 years old, and a father to eleven children. The accident was originally reported by police as a hit-and-run, but was later revealed to only involve one vehicle. Lo’s white Audi went over the guardrail, hit trees, and caught fire.
Two other passengers in the car were taken to the hospital with injuries.
Fans and celebrities are devastated by the tradgedy and have lit up social media with condolences under the hashtag #RIPShawtyLo.
According to various reports, Shawty Lo had just left Atlanta’s Blue Flame strip club when the accident happened.
Shawty Lo was known for his signature “run in place” dance later adopted by rapper, Plies.
Shawty Lo had reportedly lost his father, also named Carlos Walker, last week. He posted the following tribute to his Instagram:
Damn, such sad news! One day you’re here, and then you’re gone. Rest in Peace to the Bowen Homes Ambassador –Shawty Lo.
Here’s a clip one of his most recognizable street anthems, “I’m Da Man.”