Louisiana rapper Blue Benji Kobe was reportedly shot and killed in broad daylight on Sunday, December 6.
According to Shreveport, Louisiana reporter Timmy Lane, the 24-year-old was shot multiple times at 2 p.m.
“BREAKING NEWS: SHREVEPORT RAPPER FATALLY SHOT. 24 year-old Jacoby Kentae Ware (Bluebenjikobe) was shot several times at around 2 p.m. in the 7000 block of Pines Road,” he tweeted.
“He was transported to Ochsner Health Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds at 2:52 p.m. #STOPKILLING.”
According to reports, the shooting took place in front of a tobacco shop. Two people were reportedly arguing when a car pulled up and opened fire, striking the rapper and another person. Blue Benji Kobe was then taken to Ochsner Health hospital where he fell victim to his wounds.
Blue Benji Kobe’s murder comes less than two weeks after he inked his first major-label record deal with Cinematic Music Group. The timing of Kobe’s demise led his manager, Lil Cali, to eulogize him on Instagram.
Lil Cali wrote: “LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AGO WE WENT TO NYC TO SIGN YOUR FIRST MAJOR LABEL RECORD DEAL. WHEN WE LEFT THE OFFICE I TOLD U WHEN U GET BACK HOME BE CAREFUL BECAUSE U AT THAT POINT IN YOUR CAREER WHEN BULLSHIT ALWAYS SEEM TO HAPPEN RIGHT WHEN U ABOUT TO TAKEOFF, SO LAY LOW AND BE CAREFUL. IT’S BOUT TO BE UP. NOW TODAY HAPPENED! FUCK!!!!”
He continued: “WE CHOPPED IT UP ALL DAY AND NIGHT ABOUT HOW WE WAS ABOUT TO KILL THE INDUSTRY AND TRUST ME BRAH WE WERE ABOUT TO DO IT!! YO GRIND HAD FINALLY PAID OFF!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS SHIT! MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR KIDS LIL BRO. I WISH THIS WAS A DREAM! REST EASY MY NIGG! U MADE IT!!”