Lil’ JoJo, born Joseph Coleman, was laid to rest Friday a week after being gunned down in the Englewood neighborhood in South Side Chicago. Coleman met his untimely demise after he was murdered in a hail of gunfire in a drive-by shooting as he was riding on the back pegs of a friend’s bike. Witnesses described the vehicle as a tan, older model, four-door Ford Taurus that was riding low in the back, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
But did Coleman predict his death?
The 18-year-old’s love interest posted a screenshot of the young emcee writing messages with a grim outlook on his future.
Coleman wrote he missed Imani Bowen and wanted to see her before he died.
“lol watchu mean die,” she responded. “u aint finna die.”
Coleman wrote, “u neva kno.”
A worried Bowen told Coleman to stop talking like that.
“I am 4 real im losing my ni**as everyday so idgaf nomo,” he wrote.
Lil’ JoJo allegedly had a hit out on him due to his highly publicized beef with the Black Disciples street gang, namely rappers Lil’ Durk and Lil’ Reese. The rapper posted a video “3HunnaK” to Youtube attacking the Glory Boyz Entertainment affiliates.
“These ni**as claim 300, but we BDK,” he rapped.
BDK is short for Black Disciples Killers and “300” is the gang numeric code for the Black Disciples gang.
Lil’ JoJo, his brother 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 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 said he was with Lil’ JoJo before he was murdered. The two appeared in a Youtube video taunting Chief Keef’s associate Lil’ Reese. This event occurred just hours before Coleman was murdered. The video may serve as evidence for authorities in pinpointing Coleman’s murderer.
“I’ma kill you! I’ma kill you!” Lil’ Reese can be heard on the footage saying.
Kollegekidd.com sends its condolences to the family of Joseph Coleman. The urban community of Chicago and Lil’ JoJo’s family are in our prayers.
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