RIP Shawty Lo
Atlanta’s WSB-TV reports the accident involved a single car, not a hit-and-run as originally reported. The rapper was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and died at the scene while two women were also injured, but survived. Shawty Lo’s Twitter account has been updated with a statement as well.
Lo gained prominence as a member of the Atlanta group D4L in the mid 2000s where their hit songs “Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me” and “Laffy Taffy” helped popularize Snap music and the latter reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. He went solo in 2008 and struck gold with a Top 40 hit of his own, “Dey Know,” which spawned multiple remixes and helped push his album to No. 2 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart.
Shawty is survived by 11 children — nine daughters and two sons.