‘Painting Pictures’ Rapper Superstar Pride Charged With First Degree Murder After Turning Himself In To Authorities
Another rapper is potentially facing a long time behind bars.
According to a local Tennessee news station, the Memphis artist superstar pridebest known for his viral song “Painting Pictures,” he was arrested and charged with first degree murder today (July 20).
The report states that the 21-year-old was wanted in connection with a shooting that took place yesterday (July 19) around 12:30 p.m.
Authorities reportedly responded to a “call for service” at a home on Highway 35 in Panola County and discovered the 40-year-old’s body. Marco Wheatley. the police said Wheatley died of a fatal gunshot wound, and that an inquest into his death led to Cadarrius “Superstar” Pridebeing suspicious.
Authorities subsequently launched a fugitive search for the rising musician. it wasn’t long before Pride However, he turned himself in to the police. Panola County Deputy Chief Reginald Lantern said his office was contacted by relatives of the young rapper, who said he wanted to turn himself in to authorities. At 16:47, Pride He was reportedly taken into custody and taken to the Panola County Detention Center. He was charged with first degree murder and has not been set on bond at this time.
Pride joins a long line of rappers who continue to be caught up in the realities of life on the streets. As we been covering, rapper YNM Melly He currently faces the death penalty on a double homicide charge. While the Chicago rapper g-herbo he also found himself behind bars recently, albeit for a significantly lesser offence. The “Ridin Wit It” artist quickly posted bail after being arrested for illegal gun possession in the Midwestern city.
It seems that no matter the success, young rappers still find it difficult to separate themselves from the dangers of gang activity. In his song “Painting Pictures”, which has more than 27 million views on YouTube, Pride talks about this directly, rapping:
“All the shy shit I’ve done, blessed not to be in chains”
We will continue to update as more of the story develops.
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