Who was VNZA? Detroit rapper, 27, shot and killed in Missouri, shocked fans say '3 rappers in 1 day'
News of Detroit rapper VNZA's death comes shortly after the death of rappers, Lil Loaded and Supa Gates
The day seems to be cursed as after the news of rappers Lil Loaded and Supa Gates's deaths hit the Internet, another rapper lost his life. The hip hop artist identified as VNZA was shot and killed on Saturday, May 29. VNZA, whose real name was Vonza Watson, was also a videographer and a visual artist.
According to the publication Kansas City, VNZA was shot and killed at a Lake of the Ozarks area bar. The Camden County Sheriff’s Office had first revealed the identity of the aspiring musician. Cops revealed that VNZA was shot in the chest on Saturday night, May 29, shortly before 11 pm. He was apparently killed at Lazy Gators, a waterfront venue next to the popular Shady Gators bar and grill near Lake Ozark, Missouri. A lot of rappers have died off late. Artists like Gates, Chucky Trill and Mo3 died tragically, while rapper Pop Smoke was one of the top artists who was killed last year after being shot.
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Who was rapper VNZA?
The Detroit-bred VNZA was a 27-year-old artist who grew up in Michigan and Jefferson City. He had dropped a few songs on his official YouTube channel like ‘Hobbies’, ‘No Sleep’, ‘Ziploc’ , ‘3AM Freestyle’ and ‘Out of Nothing Freestyle’ among a few others. According to publication Kansas City, VNZA’s bio on his SoundCloud revealed he was inspired by hip hop heavyweights such as late Nipsey Hussle, Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z. His Instagram handle goes with the username @vonthevisualgod, where he had also quoted the price of filming videos as $1000.
Speaking of his case, three people were arrested in connection to his death. It is also reported that investigators are approaching people and asking if anyone had captured the incident on camera to submit those images to the sheriff’s office. Shedding light on the rapper’s death, Sheriff Tony R. Helms told Springfield, Missouri TV station KR3, “We know for a fact there was probably 25 people with camera videos videoing this. I know you think that’s great but we think it’s even better if you can get that to us.”
The sheriff’s department is asking the public, if anyone at Lazy Gators has any video of the shooting, to please contact the Camden County Sheriff's Office at 573-346-2243.
‘There have been a lot of deaths in hip-hop’
A few social media users took to Twitter as they were in shock over the news of three rappers dying hitting the Internet. Speaking on the same lines, one said, “Isn't that 3 rappers in 1 day? You don't see this happen to any other genre of music. Once these people get their foot in the hip hop door they have to leave the streets alone and get out that environment, get off social media until they can get proper security.” Another user chimed in, “Damn, there have been a lot of deaths in hip hop in the last 36 hours. RIP to them all.” The next one paid condolences to VNZA and seemed equally shocked, “Damn rip.”
Isn't that 3 rappers in 1 day? You don't see this happen to any other genre of music. Once these people get their foot in the hip hop door they have to leave the streets alone and get out that environment, get off social media until they can get proper security.— Arthur Lofton (@OlDirtyChi) June 1, 2021
Damn, there have been a lot of deaths in hip hop in the last 36 hours. :/ RIP to them all.— Lightfoot (@LightfootProd) June 1, 2021
Damn rip— Eman da don (@Wmmanuel1600) June 1, 2021