*A female rapper discovered by rap mogul Bryan “Birdman” Williams has been shot and killed in her native New Orleans, according to reports.
Renetta Lowe, who went by the name Magnolia Shorty, was gunned down in her neighborhood on Monday (Dec. 10). Sources tell AllHipHop.com she was shot at least 26 times.
According to Media Take Out, police said the shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of Bridgehampton Drive. Officers found an unidentified man with Magnolia Shorty, shot inside of a car that crashed into the gates of an apartment complex. Both victims had been shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.
Lowe was given her rap name by late rapper Magnolia Slim, who also lived in the notorious Magnolia housing projects. She was signed by Williams to his Cash Money Records label, making her the second female artist to score a contract with the company.
Months before her death, Magnolia Shorty was a featured artist at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
“I wanted to be a rapper. I’ve been rapping since I was 12 years old,” she told Spinner.com. “I was working on mix tapes and my verse while rapping at block parties. I eventually got introduced to Cash Money Records and we just went from there.”