Tee Grizzley’s aunt/manager was shot dead in Detroit on August 20. The rapper was not hurt during the attack. Grizzley’s aunt has been named as 41-year-old Jobina “JB” Brown.
Blogger DJ VonTV identified Grizzley’s aunt as the woman killed in the shooting.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Grizzley Was Exiting the Car When a Gunman Opened Fire
The Detroit News reports that a 41-year-old woman was killed on Detroit’s east side at around 9:00 p.m. on August 20. The shooting occurred on the 3600 block of Three Mile Drive. Authorities said that the woman was found dead at the scene.
TMZ reports that Grizzley was getting out of his Cadillac Escalade when the gunman opened fire. Brown was sitting in the back seat when she was shot. Grizzley was in the front passenger seat. The driver of the car told police that he heard three or four shots, according to the TMZ report.
Michigan Headlines reports that the original shooting scene is possibly connected to a secondary scene less than three minutes from where Grizzley’s aunt was killed.
2. Jobina Brown Is Being Mourned by Tee Grizzley’s Fans
Hip-hop personalities have taken to social media to pay tribute to Grizzley’s aunt. Here are some of those messages:
Lil Yachty posted an Instagram tribute to Grizzley saying, “Praying for my bro. One of my real friends. In my thoughts till I hear from you. Love you broski.”
3. Grizzley Once Said That After Becoming Famous, He Bought His Aunt a Trip to Bora Bora
In May 2018, Grizzley told the Detroit Metro Times that on account of his success, he had sent an aunt of his to Bora Bora. That’s in addition to buying his sister a house and paying for his cousins to go to Disney World. Grizzley was quoted in the newspaper as saying, “I done bought basketballs and basketball rims for people. I’m about to put some computers in my old high school. I just don’t be broadcasting everything.”
While in February 2018, Grizzley paid for 300 students from his former middle and high school to attend a screen of the Marvel superhero movie, “Black Panther.”
4. The Shooting Occurred on the Same Day that Grizzley’s Song ‘Next Up’ Dropped
5. Grizzley Said in the Past That He Was Raised by His Grandparents Due His Own Parents Being In-and-Out of Prison
Grizzley has said in a past documentary, titled “Off Parole,” that he was raised by his grandmother due to his parents being constantly in and out of prison. In 2011, Grizzley said that his mother was sentenced to 15 years in prison on drugs charges. A year later, the rapper’s father was murdered.