The Harlem rapper who hosted a weekend bash wherever an innocent faculty basketball star was fatally gunned down broke his silence Tuesday, saying he was praying for the victim’s shattered kin.
“My condolences to the household,” Troy Rhymer, who performs below the identify The Abundant Rhymer, claimed in an Instagram put up below a image of tragic slain baller Darius Lee holding an award on a basketball court.
“Keeping y’all in my prayers,” Rhymer wrote.
“Forever D Lee,” the submit additional, with white-dove and blue-coronary heart emojis.
Lee was between nine men and women shot at the occasion early Monday morning when revelers had been peppered with gunfire at East 139th Road and Fifth Avenue, cops explained.
Rhymer experienced to begin with prepared the social gathering in other places, but the scheduled bash at that deal with had been nixed by cops before it even began, the rapper said in an Instagram publish Sunday.
“They’re seeking to really shut us down. They out in this article heading ridiculous,” Rhymer can be listened to saying in the online video. “Look man, very little heading to cease it. nothing’s halting. They ain’t stopping nothing at all. [Direct message] me. DM me for the new location.
“Everybody, I repeat, DM me, new location, mystery site,” he states. “They ain’t allowing us grill, they ain’t letting us play no songs. They ain’t letting us do s–t.”
Several hours later on, the capturing broke out at the rapper’s evident new celebration site.
Various of the wounded have been taken to Harlem Hospital with non-existence-threatening injuries.
Lee, a 21-12 months-previous standout guard at Houston Baptist University, was rushed to Lincoln Healthcare Heart, the place he was later on pronounced useless.
The 6-foot-6 guard had performed for St. Raymond Superior College for Boys in The Bronx before signing up to enjoy at SUNY Sullivan Neighborhood School upstate. He transferred to the Houston faculty soon after his freshman yr.
“I’m totally heartbroken,” Jorge Lopez, his former coach at St. Raymond, reported outdoors the Lee family residence on Monday. “He experienced every little thing going for him — a terrific occupation, a great loved ones.”