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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