Memphis rapper Snootie Wild has died following a shooting in Houston on Friday (February 25).
According to ABC 13, Wild sustained a gunshot wound to the neck and was discovered inside a ditch beside an SUV. Though he was allegedly still alive when authorities arrived on the scene, Wild died from his injuries later on Friday.
“It looks like he backed in there (the ditch) accidentally. Then the other vehicle pulled up, and folks got out of the car,” said one Houston police officer. “They were talking for a little bit, and then all of a sudden, gunfire went off. Only one shot, actually.”
Wild’s tragic passing was confirmed in an Instagram post yesterday: “Gone in body, but your NAME & LEGACY will love forever! ? #TeamYayo4Life”.
Following the news, a number of figures took to social media to pay tribute to the Yayo artist.
“Rest In Peace @SnootieWild it’s not safe to be a rapper nomo,” wrote King Roy.
Did Snootie Wild make it or he really gone??
— ?King Roy (@RoyIsThaTruth) February 26, 2022
“Rest in peace snootie wild, many a night were soundtracked by “yayo” and “made me” and more,” posted writer Brandon Caldwell. “Thing about Memphis rap is, they craft unorthodox stars. it may not be billboard smashes but they have the clubs the streets and beyond.”
rest in peace to snootie wild, many a night were soundtracked by“yayo” and “made me” and more. thing about Memphis rap is, they craft unorthodox stars. it may not be billboard smashes but they have the clubs, the streets and beyond.
— Brandon Caldwell (@_brandoc) February 27, 2022
“Been a tough last few months for Memphis hip-hop,” said Trevor Trout. “RIP Snootie Wild.”
Been a tough last few months for Memphis hip-hop.
RIP Snootie Wild.
— trevor trout (@totaltroutmove) February 26, 2022
“Rest In Peace snootie wild,” wrote Juicy J.
Rest In Peace ?? snootie wild https://t.co/tw9PeZQ7Ry
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) February 27, 2022
Rest in Peace, Snootie Wild.