*Rapper Dex Osama, who had been endorsed by Meek Mill and DeJ Loaf, was shot and killed early Monday morning at a gentleman’s club in his hometown of Detroit.
The owner of Crazy Horse gentleman’s club told Detroit’s WDIV that a fight broke out inside at around 2 a.m. between two groups of men, some of whom were soon forced outside. That’s where shots were fired, killing Osama and injuring two others, according to Detroit Free Press.
Meek Mill remembered Osama on Instagram Monday, writing, “Had a lot of talks with you about getting out them streets and chasing ya dreams! I really believed in you and seen you putting on for Detroit!”
Damn RIP YOUNGIN….. Had a lot of talks with you about getting out them streets and chasing ya dreams! I really believed in you and seen you putting on for Detroit! RIP @dex_osama ?? for all my fellow young kings coming up tryna make it out, take ya time and think about where you want ya life to go! MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL! Never let them streets shatter ya dreams!!!
Osama had also received support from fellow Detroit rapper DeJ Loaf, who brought him onstage during the Summer Jamz 18 festival in June. As Noisey reports, they also performed together on Oba Rowland’s “Lifestyle Part II” remix. Loaf tweeted to honor her lost friend.
Dex, my boy! ?
— Lil Loaf (@DeJLoaf) September 7, 2015
Osama’s popularity grew with his raw raps about Detroit street life. On of his most popular tracks, “Death on Me,” Osama rapped about his mother’s view on his way of living: “My mama said I got death on me / The reason why I got this vest on me / These niggas want me then come get me / I ain’t hiding nigga I’m in the city.”