Nelly's Relative Murdered In St. Louis

Published May 3, 2010

Michael Johnson, a relative to Grammy Award-winning artist Nelly, was killed on Wednesday (April 28) in St. Louis, Missouri.

According to St. Louis' News 11, Johnson was killed outside a residence on the 8000 block of Nola near the intersection of N. Hanley and St. Charles Rock Road. Reports say that Johnson, 36, was shot several times while leaving or entering the home. St. Louis authorities have yet to find any leads in the case.

While reports are saying Johnson was Nelly's bodyguard, Pimp Juice referred to him as his "cousin and friend."

He took to his Twitter page to blast Channel 2 News for its false reporting on the incident, writing, "Channel 2 stl don't Ever have 2worry about another interview from me or a stlunatic ever again!!There not invited 2any of my functions!! Why would you channel 2 mix me giving away scholarships 2students with the murder of my cuzzen after I told u I didn't want 2talk about it Ino its your right channel 2 but Y is it when a brother goes to do good they wanna make the bad the headline?thanx for the home town support After watching channel 2's broadcast its clear to me about motives! my cuzzen deserved his own segment as well as the 2 deserving students!! I'm NEVER WATCHING CHANNEL 2 news in stl ever again!!! STLOUIS SPREAD THE WORD!!!"

Stay tuned as this story develops.

 

Written by Nile Ivey, BET.com Staff

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