Tay-K angered a lot of people after referencing Lil JoJo in his “Gun Him Down.”
JoJo, whose birth name was Joseph Coleman, was shot and killed during a drive-by on Sept. 4, 2012.
Tay-K mocked the death of JoJo, rapping, “We was three deep, we had four poles/One of these n****s gon get Lil JoJo.”
Tay-K spoke on the controversial line during an interview with Say Cheese TV.
“[Laughs] I ain’t mean no disrespect or nothing like that. I was just saying the n***a gon get Lil JoJo’d. Lil JoJo got shot off his bike. He got shot on a bike,” Tay-K said. “I was having some beef with some n****s, so I was saying a n***a gon get Lil JoJo’d. It is what it is. If n****s take it to the heart, it wasn’t no disrespect. If a n***a want to take it to the heart, he can do that. I don’t really give a f**k. But definitely R.I.P. to Lil JoJo. I don’t mean no disrespect to nobody. It was a rap lyric. That s**t rhymed.”
Tee Grizzley was the last rapper to disrespectfully name-drop JoJo’s name in a song.
In the original version of song “No Effort,” Tee Grizzley raps, “Extendo on the glock, that b***h long as a pogo/Let Lil Durk music get you hype and join JoJo.”
Tee Grizzley has since removed the disrespectful JoJo line from the record.
The new version has Tee rapping, “Extendo on the glock, that b***h long as a pogo/In Chicago, at Soho/FN like I’m Ro-Ro.”
Tay-K is currently in jail on a capital murder charge. He was arrested after being on the run for fleeing house arrest. Tay-K is charged with the murder of 21-year-old Ethan Walker during a home invasion robbery in Mansfield, TX.
Tay-K is a suspect in another murder in San Antonio after fleeing house arrest, the Star-Telegram reports. He is also accused of beating and robbing a 65-year-old man in Arlington’s Craven Park.
Tay-K was captured Friday, June 30 after U.S. Marshalls’ New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force found him in Elizabeth, NJ, NBCDFW.com reports.
Tay-K ok’d the release of his music video for song “The Race” upon his arrest. Tay-K poses with his own wanted flier in the visual. Tay-K also calls himself a shooter like slain Chicago rapper Young Pappy.
He raps, “I tote 50s, I’m a shooter like Young Pappy/B***h tried rob me, make her dance, Michael Jackson.”