Family members and friends gathered Monday to say goodbye to late rapper Trouble DTE.
The celebration of life for the rapper, whose birth name was Mariel Semonté Orr, took place at the House of Hope church in Decatur, Georgia.
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Among those speaking was fellow rapper Boosie Badazz, who broke down in tears while reflecting on the five years he knew Trouble.
“I just want to come up here and, I didn’t get to tell my boy thank you. So I want to tell Trouble thank you,” Boosie said through tears. “He always supported me, you know. That was my ni–a, you know. I’m hurting for y’all because I’m hurting for five years. I wasn’t with him 30 years. So, I just wanna tell that ni–a thank you. That was my boy. ”
[Watch the full video of the service below]
Trouble, 34, was shot and killed inside an apartment in Conyers, Georgia, on the morning of June 5.
Jamichael Jones, 33, turned himself in a few days later and was arrested, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said at the time.
Jones was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault, and ordered held without bond.
The arrest warrant obtained by Atlanta TV station WXIA 11Alive said Jones assaulted a woman inside the apartment before opening fire on Trouble around 3:20 a.m.
The woman told deputies she was asleep in her bed with the rapper and “woke up to her ex-boyfriend, Mr. Jamichael Jones, punching her in the face,” the warrant stated. Jones and Trouble then began fighting, according to the warrant, and Jones “pulled out a handgun and shot Mr. Orr (Trouble) and left the scene.” The woman told investigators she broke up with Jones a week earlier.
Trouble released his debut mixtape “December 17th” in 2011. Boosie Badazz was featured on Trouble’s 2020 track, “Ain’t My Fault.” The official video on YouTube has more than 20 million views.
The footage of Monday’s funeral is below. Boosie’s comments are at the 54:20 mark.