The artist, whose real name is Dashawn Maurice Robertson, passed away on Monday 3 May. His cause of death is still unknown.
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Media reports have said the rapper allegedly shared a cryptic message on his Instagram profile prior to his death asking God for forgiveness.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Robertson was reportedly due in court on Tuesday for a hearing in the October 25, 2020 shooting death of friend Khalil Walker.
Who was Lil Loaded?
Lil Loaded was born in California on 1 August, 2000, and moved to Dallas, Texas, with his family when he was young.
He took up rapping at the age of 18 and got his first big break when YouTuber Tommy Craze posted a reaction video about his song 6locc 6a6.
His track 6locc 6a6y made waves in 2019, and went certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) last week.
6locc 6a6y received more than 10million streams on Spotify and 7million plays on SoundCloud.
Robertson’s last Instagram post celebrated the milestone, proclaiming his fans are the ‘dopest fanbase on the earth’.
The rapper signed to Epic Records, and released three studio albums, including 2019’s 6locc 6a6y, 2020’s A Demon in 6lue, and 2020’s CRIPTAPE.
Why was Lil Loaded in jail?
Robertson was accused of allegedly shooting teenager Khalil Walker with a rifle outside of his home in October 2020.
Walker has been shot in the torso and rushed to the Methodist Charlton Medical Centre, but dies from his injuries.
Robertson was indicted in March 2021 on one count of manslaughter over the 18-year-old's death.
A police affidavit states both men and a witness, named Cameron Walker, were outside Walker's house when two shots went off
Walker's sister Khija, who was inside the home, ran outside and saw her brother “lying on the street with a gunshot wound to his torso,” with Lil Loaded and Cameron standing over him. One of them then yelled at her to call 9-1-1.
While they were waiting for the ambulance, the affidavit continues, Khija “picked up [Lil Loaded’s] phone and saw a video taken on the phone showing the suspect shoot the complainant”.
Robertson’s lawyer Ashkan Mehryari told the Dallas Morning News, calling the rapper’s death “very tragic” and insisting “there was no malice” in the shooting for which he was charged.