The 19-year-old rapper, Lil Phat was killed in an Atlanta shooting on Thursday night. He was shot several times in the parking deck of a hospital and was pronounced dead later that night, says Hollywood Reporter.
Melvin Vernell III, better known as Lil Phat was a member of Trill Entertainment. He made various collaborations with Lil Boosie and Webbie among which the 2008 hit called “Independent”. The rapper never got the chance to take his musical career to another level as he was shot dead on Thursday night.
Lil Phat was in the parking deck of the Northside Hospital Women’s Center when he was shot multiple times by two unidentified men. He was taken to the hospital, but doctors could not stabilize his condition. The rapper’s demise was pronounced later that night.
The police are now investigating the scene to find out the identity of the persons who killed Lil Phat. They are currently searching for two individuals who were spotted fleeing the scene shortly after the rapper was killed.
Lil Phat was a new member of the hip hop imprint called Trill which was founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Although he was only 19 years old, he was very talented and had all the chances to become a famous musician. The description on the company’s website wrote that Lil Phat was an “underdog ready to bust to the front line with his consistent street anthems and hustler music lyrics”.
The rest of the rappers at Trill Entertainment were very saddened by the news that the young hip hop artist passed away. Webbie, who collaborated on various occasions with Lil Phat, took to Twitter to express his grief. He wrote “RIP to my lil brother Phat!” and concluded that most things turn out wrong in life and Lil Phat’s death is definitely one of them.