Atlanta's Shawty Lo has reportedly died after being involved in a car crash.
Channel 2 Action News reports that the rapper, real name Carlos Walker, died following a crash in South Fulton County. Local police said that the crash happened at around 2:20 a.m. local time when an Audi hit a guardrail and caught fire after hitting several trees. Walker was reportedly in the vehicle with two women, both of whom emerged with non life threatening injuries. He, however, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
The rapper's Twitter account appeared to suggest that he has passed away this morning while Shawty Lo's manager Johnny Cabell called V103’s The Ryan Cameron Morning Show With Wanda Smith to confirm the news. Cabell also posted his own tribute to Lo on Instagram.
My brother has passed he is no longer here but his spirit, his kind heart , and his music will live on Long live Shawty Lo King of Bankhead— SHAWTY LO (@THATSSHAWTYLO) September 21, 2016
I am so so so devastated that words can not describe how I feel right now. Shawty Lo was not just my artist he was my Brother He was My Friend. I have been Lo MGR for over 10yrs He was Loyal and he had my back when no one else did. I could count on him when I had no one else to turn to. We been thru so much together. If you knew Lo then you know he was genuine He was Real he would do anything he could if he had it. I Genuinely love this man like my blood brother. I Will Keep His Name Alive and and His Music !!!! Please Pray for Us The Whole D4L Family Lo Family His Mom His Kids His Children Mothers We need you all prayers and Support !!!!!!
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as and when more information is available.