Atlanta Rapper Trouble DTE was shot and killed this weekend at age 34, authorities said.
Raphouse.tv was among the first outlets to report on his death. In a tweet early Sunday morning (June 5), the outlet wrote: “Trouble sister confirms he was shot & killed last night when he was in his car. Rest up.”
Trouble’s record label, Def Jam Recordings, confirmed the news several hours later in a post on Instagram.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, loved ones, and fans of Trouble. A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented. RIP Scoob,” the post said.
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In a media briefing attended by Atlanta TV station WXIA 11Alive, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said the rapper was found with a gunshot wound at the Lake St. James Apartment complex in Conyers at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday. Deputies observed him lying on the ground outside the apartment building at 50 St. James Dr. and he was pronounced deceased.
The rapper, real name Mariel Semonté Orr, was visiting a female friend at the complex, the sheriff’s department said. Investigators identified the suspect as 33-year-old Jamichael Jones of Atlanta and said he knew the woman Orr was visiting.
Trouble’s ex-girlfriend Alexis Skyy remembered him on Twitter. “Rip @TroubleDTE. I’m so sorry this happen to you Skoob you didn’t deserve this I’m praying for your kids and family,” she wrote on Sunday.
Rapper and actor Bow Wow paid tribute on Instagram. “Trouble was my dawg! Pulled up anywhere I was at didn’t care if it was last minute he was there. I can’t believe this…What is going on man! My condolences to his family. Bro had kids man!” he shared in an Instagram Story.
Added fellow Atlanta rapper Young Scooter in an Instagram Story, “Dam Skoob. Rest up my boy.”
Trouble was born on Nov. 4, 1987, in Atlanta.
He released his debut mixtape “December 17th” in 2011. After reviewing the release, Complex magazine named it one of the 25 Best Mixtapes of the year. The magazine said: “The live-wire Duct Tape Mob associate goes hard in the paint with the best of them on his breakthrough hit “Bussin’,” and he displays some serious pop sensibilities on “Dis Ain’t Ordinary.”