Former Cash Money recording artist Magnolia Shorty, whose real name is Ronetta Lowe, was shot 26 times and found dead in her New Orleans neighborhood yesterday afternoon. The 28-year-old emcee was featured in SXSW's 2010 performance line-up and was popular amongst the Bounce music culture.
DJ Wild Wayne of local radio station Q93.3 FM made the announcement (Dec. 20).
"If y'all haven't heard, Magnolia Shorty was killed today," Wayne said over the airwaves. "I'm just astonished. I need to get my head together for a minute."
As reports and rumors have been spreading about the news, Lil' Wayne tweeted his emotions about the incident.
After finding two dead bodies--Shorty's and that of an unidentified male-- authorities are investigating a double homicide.
This news comes on the heels of New Orleans staple Messy Mya's death. -Niki McGloster