CALIFORNIA artist The Game has slammed allegations that his Instagram rap about late artist Nipsey Hussle was directed at Indian Red Boy.
Rapper Zerail Dijon Rivera, 21, was reportedly shot dead in Los Angeles last Thursday for allegedly disrespecting a mural of Hussle.
The Game, real name Jayceon Terrell Taylor, rapped on Instagram: "Disrespecting Nip, the type of s*** you n***** get killed for (sic)."
He later said the lyrics were not targeted at Indian Red Boy, Revolt reports.
Clarifying his remarks, the 41-year-old Grammy nominee said: "Understand that I meant no disrespect to no Pirus, no bloods, no L.A. n*****, no gangbangers. Period (sic).
“Speaking on the Indian Red Boy situation, number one, R.I.P. to the homie. Love to his whole family, his close homies, the whole Inglewood family, and all the Pirus across the world (sic).”
The Game said it was “bad timing” to put the video out and pledged to make a donation towards the 21-year-old’s funeral.
Indian Red Boy was shot dead for allegedly disrespecting a Nipsey Hussle mural, The Source reported.
But insiders claim that had nothing to do with his death.
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On the day before the shooting, Rivera was reportedly seen in a video throwing up gang signs, MTO News reported.
The outlet claimed that the signs were disrespectful of other gangs in LA and the artist reportedly went on Instagram Live the next day to explain why he made the signs, which is when the shooting took place.
Shocking footage online appears to show the moment a smiling Rivera is "targeted" as he talks to his friend on Instagram Live.
The rapper is then seen gasping for breath seconds after shots are heard ringing out.
'GASPING FOR AIR'
A bloodied Indian Red Boy can be heard saying “get help” before slumping in his seat.
The attack reportedly occurred in the 14100 block of Chadron Avenue in Hawthorne at 4pm on Thursday.
Lt. Ti Goetz, of Hawthorne police, said the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
The suspect reportedly fled the scene before police arrived.
Goetz told Daily Breeze.“It appears to have been a walk-up shooting and he appears to have been targeted."
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The Los Angeles County Fire Department said Rivera was already dead when they arrived at the crime scene.
A motive for the shooting has not been determined and cops are still searching for the suspect.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Hawthorne police at 310-349-2727.
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