Over the weekend, tragic news of Coke Boys rapper Chinx’s death impacted the hip-hop community. While the likes of Lil Durk, Mac Miller, and Meek Mill have all shared their condolences on social media, his close friend and mentor French Montana finally spoke on the unfortunate murder of Chinx.
“Who would of thought I’ll ever get that call!,” French wrote on Instagram. “The devil comes in all shapes and sizes and he’s ruthless. Life here is temporary. They will kill you for this lifestyle, if they can’t afford it jealousy is a m**********r. Protect yourself, protect the people you love. I’m sad to see my brother go out like this, one of the realest people I met. This s**t’s not right. These streets don’t love us. My prayers go to his kids and family. We going to finish off what we started.”
Jay Z, who held his “Tidal X: Jay Z B-Sides” concert the same weekend as well, paid homage to Chinx through a speech that touched on the need to stop Black on Black violence. “A young man got killed in Queens; his name was Chinx,” Hov said. “I can’t understand that we are seriously under attack like never before, like never before. Rest in peace to Chinx.”
Chinx was shot and killed early Sunday morning when an unknown suspect fired shots into his car while he was driving down Queens Boulevard. The passenger, who has been identified as Yemen Cheese, was also shot, but was in critical condition when he was taken to Jamaica Hospital. He seems to be recovering now, and saluted Chinx for saving his life.
“RIP TO MY BROTHER Words can't even explain how I feel right now I'm fighting the fight #LongLiveChinx#Prayforme,” he wrote as a caption for his photo in the hospital. “Thanking abut my boy @chinxmusic #sip #cb.”
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