The hip-hop community is in mourning following the death of rapper Chinx, who was killed in a drive-by shooting on Sunday, May 17, in Queens, N.Y.
The 31-year-old rapper was a member of French Montana’s Coke Boys.
“Chinx was one of the most talented, professional and determined rappers this industry had to offer,” Chinx’s representative Chanel Rae wrote in a statement. “Further more, he was a friend.”
Details about Chinx’s murder are still developing, but TMZ reports that police found the rapper and a second victim inside a car at around 4 a.m. on Sunday. He was shot multiple times in the torso.
Numerous hip-hop artists — including Meek Mill, Mac Miller, Lil Durk and Wiz Khalifa — shared their condolences for Chinx on social media following news of his passing. See their tributes here.
The response everyone was waiting for was finally here as French Montana made his statement along with a video:
The devil comes in all shapes and sizes and he’s ruthless. Life here is temporary. They will kill you for this lifestyle, if they can’t afford it jealousy is a motherf—er Protect yourself, protect the people you love. I’m sad to see my brother go out like this, one of the realest people I met. This shit’s not right. These streets don’t love us My prayers go to his kids and family. We going to finish off what we started#ripchinx #ripstacks #freemaxb 🙏 s/o to #jayz