Brooklyn rapper KJ Balla reportedly shot and killed, fans pay tribute: 'It's not fair'
It has been reported that KJ Balla, a Brooklyn rapper, has been shot and killed in the "East New York section of the borough." Heavy, however, revealed that the rapper's death has not been confirmed by any officials. If confirmed, Balla's death would be the third big name from Brooklyn to succumb to tragedy this year, after Pop Smoke was murdered on February 19 and Nick Blixky was killed May 10.
This morning, May 22, social media was informed that Balla had been killed by the social media channel Kollege Kidd, reported Heavy. Balla is an artiste from 'From Nothing Records' and is known for his recent two new singles 'Switch the Game' and 'Strangers.' Fans on Spotify have streamed each of those songs over 80,000 times. The outlet also revealed that the rapper's friend named Yeye Kelly posted on Facebook, “MY F**KING GUY MY HEART HURTIN RN" and also posted a photo of the duo saying “I LOVE YOU TO DEATH BRO."
Artiste Deezy Mula, also took to Instagram to pay tribute saying, “I love you bro, forever @KJ_Balla", with a picture of the duo together. After the news hit social media via Kollege Kidd, fans took to Instagram filling the comments section with tributes to the rapper. Balla himself was last active on Instagram on April 23, reported Heavy about a month ago. Fans had been getting ready to hear the rapper's new song 'Back to Back' with Jay Gwuapo — Balla had been promoting it at the time.
It's under this post that fans paid tribute: "rip another Brooklyn rapper" said one fan. Another user wrote, "This just not fair." "You were just getting started why did you have to leave us so soon," said another tribute to the star while people also commented, "Crazy end the violence" referring to other comments that spoke of Balla being the third Brooklynite to pass away this year. While most of the comments did read "rip" some were hoping the news wasn't true as one comment read, "I really hope it isn't true nooo" and another read, "Bro, please tell me it's not true."