St. Louis rapper Huey — best known for his 2007 hit, “Pop, Lock & Drop It” — is dead after an unsolved shooting incident … TMZ has confirmed.
Law enforcement tells TMZ … Huey is one of two men who were shot Thursday in St. Louis County. Huey succumbed to his injuries late Thursday night.
Cops say they got a call about a 32-year-old male shooting victim who’d arrived at a local hospital suffering from at least one apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The second man who was shot was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Cops say the shootings are related and say it went down in Kinloch, Missouri, where as many as 10 people were present during the time of the shooting. It remains under investigation.
Huey’s “Pop, Lock & Drop It” track was a huge hit back in 2007. It spent 23 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and peaked at No. 6 before earning double-platinum status.
The track was the single from his “Notebook Paper” album, which included collaborations with T-Pain and Bow Wow. Huey’s music also became popular with St. Louis’ most famous rapper, Nelly.
Huey — who had recently released his single “Pulled Away” back in April — was reportedly the target of a triple-homicide back in 2009 in St. Louis. The threats were so real … a concert promoter allegedly told the rapper not to perform because he was being targeted.
Huey is survived by his 13-year-old daughter. He was 32.
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