Rising Atlanta rapper Yung Teddy was found shot to death on Wednesday, a day after evidently sending a tweet about people wanting him dead, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The 23-year-old has a mix-tape out called "Right On Time,’"and his music video for the single "Tru"’ has more than 30,000 views. People have been flooding the comments box with "R.I.P." messages.
Yung Teddy, whose real name is Justin Mitchell, was shot to death in a home in Austell, Ga., according to Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce. His body was found on Wednesday night around 10:15 p.m., police said.
On Tuesday night, Yung Teddy reportedly tweeted the cryptic message, “[Expletive] WANNA SEE ME DEAD [sic].”
Police said they are seeking two male suspects, Blackmediascoop reported. The motive for the killing is unclear.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Cobb County Police at 770-499-3945.
This is not the first time an aspiring rapper has tweeted a cryptic message just before his death. In September, Ervin McKinness, 21, tweeted over Labor Day weekend: "Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #[expletive]It YOLO" -- which means "you only live once." On Sept. 2, at 1:19 a.m., the car he was in slammed into a wall, and all five men in the car died. Four out of five of the men died at the scene, multiple news reports at the time said.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...