Lil Phat Dead: 19-Year-Old Rapper Killed In Shooting
Lil Phat, a 19-year-old rapper with Trill Entertainment, was shot to death on Thursday night outside of a hospital in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Lil Phat, real name Melvin Vernell III, was shot multiple times while sitting in his car next to next to Northside Hospital Woman’s Center.
Police are currently seeking two suspects who were seen fleeing from the scene.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the shooting occurred at about 6:30 last night.
Lil Phat was taken to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Webbie wrote on Twitter:
“RIP to my Lil Brother Phat! Life so F**ked Up! Trill 4 Life! You stupid bitches think death a joke until you lose somebody you love! #RIPLILPHAT.”
MTV reports that Lil Phat burst onto the scene in 2008 when he guested on Webbie’s hit single “Independent.” In 2010, Phat and Webbie released Trill 4 Life.
Hip Hop DX reports that a shooting occurred at one of Lil Phat’s concerts back in 2011. Two of the rapper’s associates were arrested for attempted murder and second degree assault.
Here’s “Count My Money Backwards” by Webbie and Lil Phat.