Meek Mill's Cousin Killed in Philly

Meek Mill's Cousin Killed in Philly

The rapper's cousin was one of five people fatally shot.

Published September 14th

Meek Mill and his family recently received the tragic news that Angelo Colon, the rapper’s cousin, was shot and killed yesterday (September 13).

The 21-year-old was reportedly one of five people killed during a string of violent incidents in Philadelphia.

As reported, Angelo Colon suffered a gunshot wound to his head and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Meek Mill took to Instagram to pen a tribute in honor of his cousin being a victim of street violence while also expressing his greater mission to be a positive role model to his younger family members’ lives and save them from the streets.

“Damn Lo!” the rapper wrote. “Watching my family die to these Philly streets!”

He then continued expressing himself by explaining that probation is the main reason keeping him tied to the area.

“Probation is the only thing that got me tied to come coming back here so frequent!!” Mill writes. “My mission is to save my family from these streets and change the mindframe of all my lil cousins growing up in it!!!! #RIPLO hurt me to see you in this same spot lifeless!”

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Meek Mill and his family during this difficult time. 

Check out the rapper’s honest and heartfelt commentary on his cousin’s death in the post below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photos from left: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2015, Meek Mill via Instagram)

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