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How did Supa Gates die? Brooklyn rapper, 25, was to sign studio deal and go on first tour in July

Supa Gates was best known for his singles like ‘Backout’, ‘Sit Down’ and ‘Bentley Revenge’ among a few others
Supa Gates was shot multiple times on April 11 while in the passenger seat of a Mercedes in a Brooklyn neighborhood (Instagram @supagates__)
Supa Gates was shot multiple times on April 11 while in the passenger seat of a Mercedes in a Brooklyn neighborhood (Instagram @supagates__)

If the news of Dallas rapper Lil Loaded dying wasn’t already sad enough, the headlines of another rapper named Supa Gates passing away soon made it to the Internet. The Brooklyn native, whose real name was Aaron Williams, succumbed to his injuries weeks after he was shot multiple times.

According to New York Daily News, the 25-year-old rapper was shot multiple times in the front passenger seat of a Mercedes parked on St John’s Place near Troy Avenue in Crown Heights on April 11. The young rapper breathed his last on Thursday, May 27. He was being treated at Kings County Hospital ever since he got fatally shot.  A lot of rappers have died in the last two years. Rapper Pop Smoke shot and killed in 2020 while other rappers like Chucky Trill and Iron also made it to the news for their untimely death. Rapper Jack Harlow’s DJ was also involved in a club shooting recently. 
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How did Supa Gates die?

The aspiring rapper from Brooklyn passed away from his injuries nearly seven weeks after getting shot. Gates, who grew up in Flatbush and went to Catholic school, moved to Queens in 2005. The talented individual had started DJing at age 9 and producing beats at age 15. According to reports, when he wasn't making music, he worked as a union ironworker. He also wanted to start a transportation business with his mom, but the pandemic had hindered those plans.

The rapper’s music career had just started gaining momentum. One of his close relatives revealed that Gates was about to crack a deal with a giant record label in July adding, “He was gonna bust big.” The relative further said, “That was gonna be his debut. He was gonna destroy this place. He was working hard to make it.” According to NY Daily News, cops have made no arrests in the case so far and the mystery behind why was he shot is yet to be solved.

Gates was best known for his singles like ‘Backout’, ‘Sit Down’ and ‘Bentley Revenge’ among a few others and had got thousands of views on his music videos.  His song titled ‘Yellow Bentley’ was also recently featured on Drake’s Ovo Sound Radio show.  Speaking on the untimely death of Gates, his devastated mother, Racquel Peters, claimed it was not a gang or a drug-related issue but was pure jealousy. “It wasn’t anything... it really and truly was jealously. It wasn’t a gang-related issue, it wasn’t a drug-related issue. Nobody knows how hard I worked to make sure my kids are OK. People don’t know the devastation they’re causing, and how many lives they’re destroying when they take somebody’s child.” Gates’ relatives assume envy over his blossoming career led to the 25-year-old’s tragic death



‘Man wtf is happening’

As soon as the news of Gates passing away hit the Internet, a lot of social media users thronged to Twitter to pay their condolences. Speaking on the same, one user stated, “Damn 3 popular rap figures died or news broke today. Josh (Durk producer), Loaded, and now this guy.” One shocked individual asserted, “Man wtf is happening.” One user added, “S**T MAN, too many upcoming artists passing away same with supa gates s**t sucks man.” Meanwhile, another chimed in and stated, “Condolences to his family and friends. I never heard of him but it seems Like he was trying hard with his rap career and he had a good paying job as a Union Iron Worker.”