John Coleman Says His Brother Lil’ JoJo ‘Died for a Purpose’

Slain Chicago Rapper Lil JoJo’s mother Robin Russell and his older half-brother John Coleman appeared on BET’s “Don’t Sleep” with host T.J. Holmes to discuss the fallen emcee’s tragic murder.

Coleman doesn’t want to view his brother’s death as just another statistic.

His brother, he said, died for a purpose.

“I think my brother, it’s something different than what’s going on because of the music. That built a bigger stage, a bigger spotlight for what’s going on cuz he did the music thing. We don’t want him to be considered as just another kid who died,” Coleman said. I feel like he died for a purpose whether it was intentional or not. And we want to make sure that is expressed that my brother did die for a reason. He died for what he wanted to do. He wanted to make his family successful. In my eyes he died because of that song, and that song was a plan to get us fed. Have our team, our family sitting comfortable.”

Coleman acknowledged his brother’s fault in putting the highly controversial track “3HunnaK” where he takes aim at the Black Disciples street gang, namely rappers and gang affiliates Lil’ Durk and Lil’ Reese.

The rapper posted a video “3HunnaK” to Youtube where he and comrades are seen bouncing and holding machine guns.

“These ni**as claim 300, but we BDK,” Lil’ JoJo rapped.

BDK is short for Black Disciples Killers and “300” is the gang numeric code for the Black Disciples street gang.

Lil’ JoJo, John Coleman said, wrote “3HunnaK” to expose studio gangsters whom he felt were frauds, according to the Sun Times.

John Coleman said the rap was made against opposing rappers and not the street gang. Lil’ JoJo actually knew and went to high school with newly signed Def Jam Recording artists Lil’ Durk and Lil’ Reese. The fallen artist may not have thought rap beef would escalate the way it did.

“That BDK sh*t was for the opposing rap team,” John Coleman said, according to the Chicago Sun Times. “The song was a Lil Durk diss. It was more music . . . killing them with rhymes.”

Coleman told Holmes his brother “slipped up” with the “title of the song, the hook and what the song was about.”

“He messed up right there, so what I learned from that mistake was not to go target any direct, large group of people,” Coleman said. “If I have a problem with somebody, my mentors expressed to me I need to go at that person, not the whole group.”

Russell told Holmes authorities “have a couple leads” and that they are still working on her son’s case.

Watch interview below:

Listen to Lil JoJo “3HunnaK” Below

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  • kapsi till i die

    What?!!?!? This kid can’t be serious!

  • bel biv devoe

    i’m sorry but your brother lost his life for nothing. ignorance begets ignorance

  • jamie

    #ripjojo but his murder was senseless. He died for nothing.

    • Anonymous

      lil jojo was tha=e best

  • scotty


  • proud

    black people, we seriously need to wake the fuck up!

  • Anonymous


  • cane

    Stfu. its real out here. Lil jo jo wanted to make it out and he wanted to do that by any means necessary. Come out here n tawk dat shit

  • Asia

    Joseph Coleman lost his life in a senseless act of violence. Nothing more nothing less

  • Tiffany


  • Brittany

    no he didn’t boo boo

  • Anonymous

    What purpose is that again??

  • BrickSquad

    Fucc Chief Keef and Fucc GBE. Dis JoJo world!!! All Day Eryday

  • Anonymous

    live by da gun die by da gun

  • Queen Parker

    This brotha is so lost. He didn’t die for a purpose!!! How is dissing a gang dying for a purpose. He lost his life for nothing and many countless other brothas are dying the same way. I really hpe this brotha opens his eyes and realize we, as black people, are falling victim to a genocide n our community.

  • Monica

    It’s sad because a lot of our young men are dying in these streets. I agree with his brother. I dont want to view JoJo’s death as being for nothing. But we shouldn’t say he died for the music. He died as part of the struggle many african americans are falling to in the streets. Hopefully, JoJo’s death can serve as a reminder of the ignorance and violence that claims our community. We need to come together so we can stop it.

  • Jazzy Jewelz

    So tragic smh 🙁

  • Kelisha

    Y was the momma smiling during the interview??

  • Kammi

    U can see the hurt n da mother’s eyes. Her make up was running. Don’t ook 2 deep in it.

  • BDKDaMovement

    Itz JoJoWorld. Gone but never 4gotten

    • kayla

      yes its all about jojo yea i fuck wit cheif heef but they was dead wrong

  • Anonymous

    Wow, where they get all those machine guns from in that second video!?!?! I would have shit my pants if I were the camera man. Jesus Christ!!!

  • Lil Cuz

    JoJo felt dat #BangBang!

  • Anonymous

    Dumb idiot boy talking nonsense. Maybe if you spent less dressing in the mirror and licking lips during interview, you’d be able to look at reality

  • ChIraqi

    Im seeing a lotta muthafuckas talking grown man shit on ere but aint seen what i seen living n ChIraq. Cum 2 da wild hundreds and walk dru mah shoes. Dum Fucks

  • Militant Midget 063

    S/O 2 Swagg 4 holding dat interview down

  • Anonymous

    #JoJoWorld 4Ever

  • Skittlez

    OMG erytime Swagg licked his lips 🙂

  • BCity

    JoJo Fucked Around and Got Smoked

  • BaddestBitchBDK

    Mi baby Swagg was lookin so cute n his Northface 🙂

  • Baby Tee Tee

    We Miss You Jody #JoJo World baby

  • Anonymous

    Fucked up yo

  • GDK Nigga

    Yeah his only purpose was to be maggot food Rest in Piss Nigga

    • Anonymous

      TF You On Here For If You Aint Got Nothing Good To Say !

  • Ayoo_jojoworld

    Dis #jojo world chief keef ain’t bout that action rip cousin Jojo work

  • Anonymous

    Rip da homie Jojo. He was alive but he lost too much blood

  • R.I.P JOJO realist Nigga ever

  • FuGloGang

    R.I.P JoJo, How it’s gon say they snitch he ain’t snitch all he is talking about real shit his brother did! #LongLiveJoJo #RipJoJo #JoJoGang

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