Georgia rapper Trouble, who notably worked with Drake and The Weeknd, was shot and killed in a home invasion early Sunday morning after a night of drinking. He was 34 years old.
Rapper label Def Jam Recordings confirmed the death of the star – real name Mariel Semonte Orr – in an Instagram post Sunday afternoon. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, families and fans of Trouble,” they wrote of the artist, also nicknamed Skoob. “A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represents. RIP Skoob.”
The fatal shooting happened just before 3:30 a.m. at the Lake St. James apartment complex in Conyers, Georgia, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Fox News reported. Investigators report that the Atlanta native was shot once in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Although no arrests have been made, authorities have since obtained warrants for the arrest of 33-year-old Atlanta resident Jamichael Jones, who is wanted on charges of murder, home invasion and aggravated assault.
Authorities report that Orr was staying with an unidentified female companion when Jones broke into the home and shot him.
And although Jones and Orr didn’t know each other, the murder suspect was involved in a “domestic dispute” with the woman, according to Jedidia Canty, the publicity officer for the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department.
The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is currently unsure of Jones’ whereabouts.
Just hours before his death, Trouble had uploaded photos to Instagram of himself drinking and laughing with friends at an unfamiliar club. According to the Daily Mail, he was also seen in a video dancing while sitting in the back of a pickup truck.
A month before his tragic death, Trouble had uploaded an Instagram post about life being too short. “Life is short af dawg smh Neva knows when you’re called!” he wrote. “Be thankful. Forgive – don’t forget.”
Born on November 4, 1987, Orr debuted on the rap scene in 2011 with his breakout mixtape December 17th, which featured the likes of Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka Flame and Trae tha Truth. In 2018, Orr was signed to legendary producer Mike Will Made-It, who produced his flagship album Edgewood, which featured artists such as Drake, The Weeknd, Quavo, Offset and Fetty Wap.
The rap community was devastated by Orr’s untimely death, and Drake posted a memorial picture of the artist on Instagram, the Guardian reported.
“God bless the dead” wrote rapper Killer Mike on Twitter. “He was a good man. Gone too soon.”
Rapper 2 Chainz, who collaborated with Orr on his 2020 album Thug Luv, also paid tribute to the fallen wordsmith on Twitter, writing: “Mannn you had my crying laughing at P party bruuu really solid person s–t crazy we gotta post this–t I swear I hate the devil man and he’s been working overtime out here.” . I pray for your family and peace my brother.”