Gangsta Boo’s Overdose Caused His Unexpected Death
The pioneering rapper and ex-member of Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, Gangsta Boo’s overdose caused the artist’s death on Sunday (January 1, 2023) at the age of 43.
May she rest in peace; we send our deepest sympathies to the star’s family, friends, and fans.
Gangsta Boo, born Lola Mitchell in Memphis, Tennessee, was reportedly discovered dead at around 4 pm on Sunday 1 January, her bandmate DJ Paul has confirmed the heartbreaking news.
Boo came to prominence as a member of Three 6 Mafia in the Nineties, recording verses for their 1995 debut album Mystic Styelz when she was just 15 years old. She went on to feature on the group’s next four albums, as well as releasing solo records such as 1998’s Enquiring Minds.
“Being in Three 6 Mafia did give me a lot of confidence,” she opened up in 2016, adding, “I started noticing that not only am I hot but that I’m talented… But you’d be surprised at how many motherf***ers don’t know that I was in Three 6 Mafia.”
Boo additionally worked with rap kings such as Eminem, Gucci Mane, and The Game. Before exiting from Three 6 Mafia she seemed on Foxy Brown’s 1999 record Chyna Doll, and OutKast’s landmark 2000 record Stankonia. She performed at the Coachella festival in 2015 with Run the Jewels.
The music video for “F*** the Club Up”, the rap star’s collaboration with GloRilla and Latto, was published mid-December in 2022.
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Gangsta Boo’s Overdose Has not Been Confirmed by Autopsy Report Yet
Sources close to the rapper, whose real name was Lola Mitchell, claimed that Gangsta Boo’s overdose caused him to pass away; however, an autopsy is pending and no official cause of death has been disclosed at this time.
The sources additionally added that Gangster Boo was with her brother at a concert the night before and he needed hospitalization because of an overdose. Only hours before her sudden death Gangsta Boo had shared a video on Instagram and captioned it, “Some of the things that I did in 2022! So fun and productive, climbed out my shell alot!! 2023 go be 23’n!”
Also, some believe she lost her life due to suicide by overusing drugs.
Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.
Three 6 Mafia founder DJ Paul later confirmed her death on Instagram and paid tribute to beloved Lola.
The music community reacted to Boo’s death on social media, with many referring to her as a “Memphis legend”.
Posting a message of their first exchange on Instagram, GloRilla penned, “I normally don’t post screenshots but the fact that she reached out to me before anybody else had a clue who I was… She always supported me and the girls way back before we blew up. A REAL LEGEND there will never be another Gangsta Boo.”
“Gangsta Boo, rest in Melody,” Questlove also said, while Ty Dolla $ign tweeted, “Long live my home girl Gangsta Boo, Queen of the M.”
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