Update 05/17/15 11.50 a.m.: Coke Boys have posted the following statement to their Facebook page: "We are very sadden at the loss of our brother chinx. please keep his family & friends in your prayers."
In tragic news, Chinx—Coke Boys artist and French Montana's right hand man, fka Chinx Drugz—was reportedly shot and killed last night in New York City. He was just 31 years old.
The rapper—real name Lionel Pickens—was shot at while driving a Porsche through Jamaica Ave, Queens. His passenger was also injured in the incident, and is currently in critical but stable condition.
Chinx made waves with bangers like "Bodies", his 2013 EP I'll Take It From Here, and his Cocaine Riot mixtape series, but had not yet released a debut studio album (though he had a title for it: Welcome to JFK).
VladTV report that French Montana's camp have confirmed Chinx's death. Meek Mill has also posted a tribute to the rapper this morning, writing "Seeing shit like happen always make my heart cold...I hate to see potential DIE!! REST WELL #CHINX WE GONE FUCKING MISS YOU!!!"
This is exactly why I don't play in the streets ..... Chinx to French like Omelly to me! I tell @Omelly and my real day 1s get out that hood no matter what it cost or the circumstance! It's nothing that add up to losing ya life at a young age!!! Niggas killing niggas that's Tryna win! I got love for the people in the hood but I don't fuck wit the hood nomore! I dont agree with the rules, most of that shit stupid to me now because I learned and it has nothing to do with having money! Seeing shit like happen always make my heart cold and make me act in cold ways towards my own kind of people! I hate to see potential DIE!! REST WELL #CHINX WE GONE FUCKING MISS YOU!!!
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