Gangsta Boo, a rapper known for her affiliation with Three 6 Mafia, has died in an apparent drug-related incident in Memphis, according to sources connected to her.
Reports said the incident happened last night when the artist was at a local concert with her brother, who later required hospitalization for an apparent drug overdose. Sources familiar with the death scene insist narcotics were found on her person and that a fentanyl-laced substance is suspected to be a factor.
The police are now launching an investigation, and an autopsy is expected to be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Gangsta Boo, a pioneering female rapper and former member of Three 6 Mafia, has passed away. Tributes have been posted on social media by her labelmate, DJ Paul, and other prominent artists.
In the 1990s, Gangsta Boo joined the rap group Three 6 Mafia, consisting of founding members Paul, Juicy J, Lord Infamous, Crunchy Black, Koopsta Knicca and more.
As the crew’s only female rapper, she quickly gained recognition and created her own lane in the industry.
She released multiple solo albums, in addition to being featured on Five 6 Mafia’s first 5 studio albums, including 1995’s “Mystic Stylez” and “Chapter 1,” “When the Smoke Clears” and the “Choices” movie soundtrack album.
In the early 2000s, Gangsta Boo left Three 6 Mafia and went on to have a successful career, producing her own solo studio album and several mixtapes.
Her collaborations have included some of the biggest names in rap, such as Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, OutKast, E-40, T.I. and The Game.
In the 2020s, Gangsta Boo has continued to collaborate with Killer Mike and El-P in their hip hop duo Run The Jewels and with various media outlets to put out music, like UPROXX.