Concerns For Keith Murray’s Well-Being Arise After Being Harassed In Viral TikTok Video

The rapper's manager stated to BET that the video is old, and Murray has been on a sobriety journey.

Questions are being raised about the well-being of rap legend Keith Murray following the release of a TikTok video that went viral where he was seemingly being harassed.

The video, posted by TikTok by a user identified as MadelineCLopez1, shows an interaction between Murray and Lopez filmed at an obscure motel. 

“Look who it is. It's Keith Murray,” Lopez says at the start of the video.

Then Murray asked her why she was filming him as he looked disheveled in the clip.

“Because you're famous and cool,” she responded.

Then Lopez asked, “You want money?”

“Yes. How much money will you give me?” Murray asked in the troubling video

“20, so let me just record you,” Lopez said.

Again, Murray asks her why she’s recording him as tells him to rap for the the $20,

Keith Murray Responds To Concerning Video That Recently Surfaced

Many took to X (formerly Twitter) to share their concerns for Murray and their outrage at Lopez for recording the Def Squad member.

“Can we talk about Keith Murray for a minute? I'm more pissed off at the woman recording. It's hard to see him this way. One of the greatest MCs of our time,” one user wrote.

“This lady filming Keith Murray really just pissed me off!’ another user wrote. “Can somebody in the industry help him?! Damn.”

In July, Murray responded to another disturbing video that surfaced in the lead-up to the 2023 BET Awards in an interview on the “MReckNRip Show.”

“Somebody got some footage of me, and they tried to assassinate my character,” he told the show. “But at the same time, they should’ve played it after BET – made it seem like it was current or something because BET was spectacular. I’m getting a lot of positive feedback.”

“It was before. Some footage that some people that I don’t know got old footage and tried to bring it out, but God is on my side and I don’t really talk about negativity,” he went on. “Why didn’t they post my BET performance? Whoever those people were. Why didn’t Lord Jamar talk about how gracefully I rocked the stage?”

“Black people always try to bring Black people down when they doing good,” Murray concluded. “The devil always come and try to tear you down when God got a blessing for you. So, I ask Lord Jamar and whoever that other person was, to highlight my show at the BET Awards. It went worldwide.”

In a statement obtained by, Antwone "APthatGuy" Payne, Murray’s manager, confirmed that it was his client in the video, but the footage is old:

First and foremost we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that reached out. Yes, indeed, that footage does depict Keith Murray from several years back, during a challenging period where he was unfortunately taken advantage of. Let this video serve as a stark reminder of the dangers and vulnerabilities associated with drug use.

However, that was then, and this is now! We're ecstatic to share that Keith Murray is now and has been for years in a completely different space—vibrant, healthy, and firmly committed to his journey of sobriety. It's truly remarkable to witness his transformation!

WHAT'S NEXT? There's so much excitement on the horizon! Keith Murray is diving into a whirlwind of positive developments, including upcoming live performances that are set to electrify audiences, new music releases that will have fans go crazy, appearances on upcoming reality shows that will showcase his true essence, and a plethora of thrilling opportunities for the future. And we welcome all who want to work with us as well.

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