Monday night, Beyonce’s Formation World Tour stopped in Atlanta and fans were thrilled when she dedicated part of her show to rapper Shawty Lo. Beyonce paid homage, dancing to a remix of Shawty Lo’s hit song Dey Know. At the end of the dance routine, she blew a kiss up to the sky. See the clip.
As previously reported, the Atlanta rapper (real name Carlos Walker) was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident last Wednesday morning.
Walker leaves to mourn several children. Reportedly, he had 11 children.
Reportedly, the rapper’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle while on I-285 southbound at Cascade Road. Walker’s car hit two trees before catching on fire. Authorities say one person died after being ejected, and two others were transported to the hospital.
Shawty Lo was a hip hop recording artist from Moultrie, Georgia. He was a founding member of the Southern hip hop group D4L and in 2003, founded D4L Records. He was perhaps best known for his debut single “Dey Know”, which was included on his solo debut album Units in the City, released in February 2008. In June 2011, Walker announced he had signed his D4L imprint to fellow American rapper 50 Cent’s subsidiary label G-Unit South Records, in a joint venture deal.
Shawty was 40 years old.