We’ve reached out to Detroit police to get confirmation of the death, as well as details about what happened. Their public affairs office hasn’t gotten back to us yet, but we will let you know when they do via an update to this story. The news broke late in the evening of November 30, but it hasn’t been confirmed yet by authorities. A cause of death is also not clear.
We asked Detroit police for details on what happened to Paid Will and received this news release back:
Fatal Shooting – 17600 block of Fenton
Preliminary on Monday, November 30, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the 17600 block of
Fenton, the 22-year old male suspect, armed with a long gun, entered a home without
permission. Once inside, he confronted an occupant of the home at gunpoint. At some point
during the incident, the resident (who is a CPL holder) produced his handgun and fired multiple
shots at the 22-year old male suspect, striking and fatally wounding him. Medics responded to
the location and pronounced him deceased. Officers recovered both weapons from the scene.
The homeowner was detain for questioning. The circumstances surrounding this incident are
still being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to please call Detroit Police
Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up. This is
preliminary information and subject to change upon further investigation.
BandGang Masoe wrote on Twitter, “Rip paid will. I’m crushed lil bro I’m sorry.”
Rip paid will💔💔💔I’m crushed lil bro I’m sorry
— BandGang Masoe (@TTO_MASOE) December 1, 2020
BandGang Javar wrote, “R.i.p paid will, R.i.p. Jizzle P, R.I.p Lennie Skinny , R.i.p Dotts.”
Detroit Rapper Bandgand Paid Will has passed away. May he Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/D8oGcYGQ3a
— RapClerk (@RapClerk) December 1, 2020
But many rappers in the Detroit and U.S. music scene with Paid Will wrote that he had died on his Instagram page on the evening of November 30. The news comes after the September 2020 death of Detroit rap star Jizzle P, who was “shot to death in driveway in front of his mother,” according to Fox2Detroit.
Rest In Peace Paid Will , he was like 17 when I met him bought his bag early
— toopeez (@Rello_Jello) December 1, 2020
“Damn. Just played this song in a radio mix like last week. RIP,” wrote the band clipping. on Twitter. The group shared this video:
Damn. Just played this song in a radio mix like last week. RIP https://t.co/Ia5CaEUTnE
— clipping. (@clppng) December 1, 2020
The other rappers and fans posted on Paid Will’s most recent Instagram post. It shows him with his head in his hands, and bears the caption, “I can count the money with a blind fold
I can count a hunnit with a blind fold
200 ona dash hard to drive slow
Never been a lick u can try doe
This chain I got on you’ll die foe #NOFAKIN #BR6NXGENERAL.”
According to Audible Treats, “Bringing a fiery, kinetic energy and gritty realism to uptempo instrumentals, the six emcees who make up BandGang helped start a revolution in Detroit hip-hop.” BandGang formed in 2008.
Here’s what you need to know:
Other Artists Wrote That Paid Will Had Died
Here are some of the reactions from rappers and others on the Instagram thread.
Trap artist Crash Rarri, who is from Ohio, wrote, “Picc up the phone bro, this shit can’t be true!”
Others commented on that thread that Paid Will had been shot.
Alandise Harris, a basketball player, wrote, “Rest up my G 🙌.”
Neisha Neshae, a Detroit artist, wrote, “🙏🏼🙏🏼RIP.”
Boogz Boogetz, a rapper from New York, wrote, “DETROIT LEGEND SMH RIP.”
Artist Teejayx6 wrote, “Smh rip bro.”
Hittaj3tml wrote, “RIP MY BRO PAID WILL.”
Kiddo Marv, another rapper, wrote, “Damn 🙏🏾.”
Tributes Flooded in From Fans
Popular Detroit rapper “Bandgang Paid Will” has reportedly passed away. RIP 🕊🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/lf22rs4Vdz
— Saycheese TV 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) December 1, 2020
On Twitter, people expressed shock as word of the death reports spread.
Here are some of those reactions:
“Not paid will bro.”
“MAN REST IN PEACE TO PAID WILL 2020 ALLA WAY FUCC’D UP BRO.”
“paid will died 2020 jus need to end already bruh.”
“I’m really sad about Paid Will that really was my dawg.”
“I’m sooooooo sad for Bandgang sht ah never be the same again RIP Paid Will , RIP jizzle.”