How did Lil Loaded die? 20-year-old Dallas rapper was arrested on suspicion of friend's murder in 2020
The cause of his death still remains unclear despite there being claims of the rapper ending his life
Dallas rapper Lil Loaded has reportedly passed away at the age of 20. The news of the rapper's sudden death comes just months after he was arrested for allegedly shooting his friend dead. The Dallas rapper, whose real name is Dashawn Maurice Robertson was arrested on suspicion of murder last year after he shot his friend, Khalil Walker in Texas on October 25, 2020. Robertson was arraigned for Walker's death in March 2020 on one count of manslaughter. If the reports are to be believed, the rapper passed away on May 31. The cause of his death still remains unclear despite there being claims of the rapper ending his life.
Robertson signed with Epic Records after “6locc 6a6y” went viral, with more than 25 million views on YouTube. That song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and Robertson wrote in an Instagram post about the certification that he had the “dopest fanbase on earth.” Ashkan Mehryari, an attorney for Robertson, claims the rapper killed himself said that his client’s death was “very tragic” and that he didn’t see it coming. Another rapper, Supa Gates also died around the same time. The Brooklyn native, whose real name was Aaron Williams, succumbed to his injuries seven weeks after he was shot multiple times. A lot of rappers have died in the recent past. Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed in 2020 while other rappers like Chucky Trill and MO3 also made it to the news for their untimely death.
In the case of Walker's murder, the man was shot in the chest and was rushed to the Methodist Charlton Medical Center, but succumbed to his injuries. Fifteen days after the shooting Robertson took to his Instagram and discussed Walker's death. He wrote, "I appreciate all y’all support. They try to make u look guilty wen u innocent regardless .. we going to get pass this. Rip my brother love u." Court records show that Robertson, who was free on bond, had a hearing scheduled in June.
Lil Loaded shot to fame after YouTuber, Tommy Craze posted a reaction video of his song '6locc 6a6y'. The song was streamed over 30 million times across various platforms, including Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud, and Apple Music in less than six months.
Dashawn Maurice Robertson aka Lil Loaded was born in San Bernardino, California but his family moved to Dallas, Texas after his birth. He joined the 'Crips', a gang based in the coastal regions of southern California at a young age and started getting involved in illegal activities. When he was 15, Robertson's older brother was shot dead. Roberston started rapping in late 2018. He released his album '6locc 6a6y' in 2019 and 'A Demon in 6lue' and 'CRIPTAPE' in 2020.
While Robertson's cause of death has not been revealed according to XXL Mag, a screenshot of an Instagram Story post that the Texas-bred artist shared began circulating online. It’s uncertain when Lil Loaded uploaded the message to his social media but is being touted as his last words. The message read: “Dear most high, Please forgive me for my shortcomings and all of the times I’ve fell short of making you proud and being appreciative of the blessings that have been put in my life sometimes the lines are blurred between being solid and being heartless I want to thank you for how far I’ve come and the people you’ve put in my life to keep me grounded and humble through everything and I love every single one of those people that are genuinely for me I ask for entrance into your kingdom thru all of my mistakes I know you love all of your children and I’m ready for my heart and soul to Join you.”
Internet reacts to Lil Loaded's death
Lil Loaded was best known for his songs '6locc 6a6y', 'Gang Unit', and 'Link Up'. As the news of his sudden demise spread on Twitter like a wildfire, fans started posting messages of condolence. Some even refused to believe the news. One said: "Rip lil loaded another rapper that was just getting started." Another shocked fan tweeted: "Bruh he was supposed to be in next Rolling Loud too. RIP. "
"Yea bro he was working his way up, too many rappers losing their lives way too young," he added. "Man, I literally started listening to him 2 days ago and then he dies rip, " revealed another fan. "Bro I swear yesterday I had just heard his song with my fav artist king Von and now he dead bro I can’t listen to nobody I like no more, " said one social media user.
Rip lil loaded another rapper that was just getting started 😕— zizu♦️ (@zizuwyd) May 31, 2021
Yea bro he was working his way up, too many rappers losing their lives way too young— Skrew Jooce (@SkrewJooce) May 31, 2021
Bruh he was supposed to be in next Rolling Loud too. RIP 🙏— Skrew Jooce (@SkrewJooce) May 31, 2021
Man, I literally started listening to him 2 days ago and then he dies 😕 rip— ➪ rich (@999sWRLD) May 31, 2021
Bro I swear yesterday I had just heard his song with my fav artist king Von and now he dead bro I can’t listen to nobody I like no more— seattleboyz (@seattleboyz) May 31, 2021