Fivio Foreign aka Maxie Lee Ryles III is “ok,” following rumors that the rapper was shot outside of an Atlanta nightclub, according to producer Murda Beatz. After incorrectly stating that Fivio, 30, had been shot, Murda Beatz tweeted, “My deepest apologies. I got a call from a friend in Atlanta who gave me false information. Thank god he’s ok and sorry for posting without confirmation anyone I upset by my mistake. 🙏🏻.” Producer Kenny Beats also tweeted, “I just got word that Fivio is OK.”
Shortly after the publication of this article, Fivio updated his Instagram story to show him eating lobster in a restaurant.
A Twitter user said that the alleged shooting involving Foreign occurred on Peachtree Road Northwest in northern Atlanta. On the night of the shooting, Fivio had been due to host an event at the Elleven45 nightclub which is located along Peachtree Road.
Fivio Was Good Friends With Rapper Pop Smoke, Who Was Gunned Down in February 2020
Most recently, Fivio was known for his work with Drake on the song, “Demons,” which was released in May 2020. The same month, the rapper was featured on the song “Zoo York” alongside Lil Tjay and Pop Smoke. Foreign was close friends with Pop Smoke. Both are natives of Brooklyn, New York. In February 2020, Pop Smoke was shot dead in a shooting in the Hollywood Hills, he was 20 years old.
In April 2020, Fivio told the New Music Express that he “learned everything” from Pop Smoke. He added, “I learnt how to deal with this shit and not to get hyped over the now. Once you find yourself hyped or comfortable with the shit that is happening, you won’t really go further. It’s the bigger things you got to work on.”
Fivio told Vlad TV in a July 2020 interview that he was upset that Pop Smoke’s killers were found guilty. Fivio said, “It hurt, bro. I ain’t gon’ lie. That s*** hurt. I was tight. I’m mad they got locked up.” During the same interview, Fivio spoke about the origins of his name.
Fivio mentioned deceased singers in his New Musical Express interview saying, “I want to sign some artists and retire from rap [after one album]. All the real greats wanted out, or they had to die (R.I.P Aaliyah). But Biggie had one album and he is a legend. I feel like if you do one album, you don’t give people the chance to judge you twice. If they judge you once and that legacy goes on, you’ll go viral.”