Chris King Killed in Nashville; Justin Bieber, Other Stars Mourn Rapper

Sad news today from the world of music and entertainment:

Chris King (real name: Christopher Cheeks) was shot and killed in an incident in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 20 that left other people injured, police confirmed in a press release late Monday.

He was 32 years old.

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Chris King died at the young age of 32. RIP. (Instagram)

The musician – who was close friends with Justin Bieber, Machine Gun Kelly, Keke Palmer and Trippie Redd – was in an alley with acquaintances when shots were fired in the city’s downtown area.

Via the above press release, authorities said a man approached King and tried to rob him.

“The [surviving] The 29-year-old victim reported that the group had been hanging out cordially for some time before three suspects attempted to rob his group of friends,” police said.

“Then he heard gunshots and realized he had been hit.”

Shooting soon began… and King was eventually found in the parking garage of the Hayes Street Hotel.

He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

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Justin Bieber of Team Matthews practices before the 2024 Honda NHL All-Star Game on February 3, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Klaus Anderson/Getty Images)

Following news of King’s murder, Bieber posted an emotional tribute to his friend and former Housewife on social media.

“Love you brother,” the singer wrote in an April 20 Instagram Story. “It hurts. Please keep his family in your prayers. See you in heaven brother.”

In December, King – who served as CEO and founder of Snotty Nose Records – uploaded a photo and video with Bieber, revealing at the time that she and the artist had dated nearly a decade earlier.

Elsewhere, Keke Palmer shared a throwback photo of herself and King in a tribute posted to Instagram.

“I wish I had more pictures but this one is really perfect because it started out exactly like this. “iChat session with you and Marcel in two months,” Palmer wrote.

“Awesome. I can’t believe I’m saying stay calm. This is horrible.

“You always knew how to make everyone laugh. No matter what room you were in, your kindness was there. Everyone was your friend and wanted to be. we will miss you. Until we meet again, late brother, rest in peace.”

Then there was Trippie Redd, who wrote online:

“I love you. Until we meet again twinning! I wouldn’t be where I am today without @whoischrisking. She introduced me to @eliotgrainge and @milothelight ???? And they always had the best energy. Her very Everyone was a friend and it shows.”

“Chris was rare,” Machine Gun Kelly commented on Trippie’s post.

King began his career 10 years ago, during which time he released several mixtapes and LPs.

His most popular works include the “Luck of the Snotty” series; And they released their last project, a song called “Seeing Double Seeing Double”, on April 8.

May Chris King rest in peace.