Metro Boomin Reflects On Bankroll Fresh's Death: "I'm Hurt Right Now"
The Hip-Hop community is still reeling from the unexpected death of rising Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh, who was killed Saturday (March 5) outside of Street Execs Studio in northeast, Atlanta Ga.
According to reports, 50 shell casings were found outside of the studio where Fresh--real name Trentavious White--was recording. While fellow artists took to social media to offer their condolences, producer Metro Boomin showcased a bit more vulnerability in his heartfelt message to the slain rapper whom he referred to as a brother.
they took my brother Fresh and I'm hurt right now. very hurt. hurt is the only thing that's been on my mind and heart since I was in magic last night. hurt was on my mind and heart when I woke up this morning. u always wanted to see niggas do good and be good. u used to tell us that once you good then we good and that you would do things the right way and not like the rest of these niggas. I'm hurt that this music shit has made everything so different and affected all of my personal relationships because of the high demand of work and the stress. but you were one of the few niggas that understood and still gave full support. I miss how fun and natural this shit used to be, before it felt like as much of a job as it does now. I miss recording songs at the house all night and u would just stay and sleep on the couch because you wanted to win as bad as I wanted to win. I hate how we did less and less as we both were getting more and more success. we were both so busy and never could even be in town at the same time anymore. But through that you were still genuinely happy for me as much as I was for you. I've worked so much over the years and neglected my personal life so much that I feel alone at times now. I shoulda been there and you shoulda been here. I didn't even wanna do all this Instagram typing shit but Love your family and friends and never take them for granted. Call them and stop texting and tweeting all the fucking time. I'm only 22 and still growing and learning life. Fuck all that sad shit tho man I love u bra and will always appreciate your love support from day1. #LONGLIVEFRESH
"I'm hurt that this music sh*t has made everything so different and affected all of my personal relationships because of the high demand of work and the stress, but you were one of the few n----s that understood and still gave full support," Metro Boomin said.
Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department said no one else was hurt during the shooting and that a motive or suspect hasn't been identified. The 28-year-old rapper earned critical acclaim for his 2014 mixtape Life of A Hot Boy as well as his work with 2 Chainz.