The Harlem rapper who hosted a weekend bash the place an innocent college basketball star was fatally gunned down broke his silence Tuesday, saying he was praying for the sufferer’s shattered kin.
“My condolences to the household,” Troy Rhymer, who performs beneath the title The Rich Rhymer, mentioned in an Instagram publish beneath a photograph of tragic slain baller Darius Lee holding an award on a basketball courtroom.
“Keeping y’all in my prayers,” Rhymer wrote.
“Forever D Lee,” the publish added, with white-dove and blue-heart emojis.
Lee was amongst nine people shot at the party early Monday morning when revelers have been peppered with gunfire at East 139th Street and Fifth Avenue, cops mentioned.
Rhymer had initially deliberate the party elsewhere, however the scheduled bash at that handle had been nixed by cops earlier than it even began, the rapper said in an Instagram post Sunday.
“They’re attempting to actually shut us down. They out right here going loopy,” Rhymer will be heard saying within the video. “Look man, nothing going to cease it. nothing’s stopping. They ain’t stopping nothing. [Direct message] me. DM me for the brand new location.
“Everybody, I repeat, DM me, new location, secret location,” he says. “They ain’t letting us grill, they ain’t letting us play no music. They ain’t letting us do s–t.”
Hours later, the taking pictures broke out on the rapper’s obvious new party location.
Several of the wounded have been taken to Harlem Hospital with non-life-threatening accidents.
Lee, a 21-year-old standout guard at Houston Baptist University, was rushed to Lincoln Medical Center, the place he was later pronounced lifeless.
The 6-foot-6 guard had performed for St. Raymond High School for Boys in The Bronx earlier than signing as much as play at SUNY Sullivan Community College upstate. He transferred to the Houston college after his freshman 12 months.
“I’m fully heartbroken,” Jorge Lopez, his former coach at St. Raymond, mentioned exterior the Lee household house on Monday. “He had the whole lot going for him — an awesome profession, an awesome household.”