Cali Swag District Speak on M-Bone’s Murder [Video]

While still in mourning, two members of Cali Swag District, C-Smoove and Jay Are, spoke to gossip site, tmz.com, about the tragic death of their friend and counterpart M-Bone in a drive-by shooting last Sunday (May 15).

During the short interview, the two men emphasized the “random” nature of the crime and dismissed ideas that it stemmed from gang activity.

“It had nothing to do with gang violence,” C-Smoove told TMZ. “It wasn’t nothing like that. It was just a wrong place at the wrong time situation, you feel me? And we just gotta stay strong for the homie … We don’t know who is responsible for it or what the case may be. It’s just bad, man. We’re just gonna leave it up to the law right now, because there’s really nothing we can do. We gotta stay strong and keep our music going and keep our heads on right and just stay safe, stay off the streets.”

When asked about reports that the murder may have been over a girl, C-Smoove said he’s in the dark about possible motives.

As XXL previously reported, M-Bone’s girlfriend suspects a jealous neighborhood was behind the shooting. C-Smoove also said they were at a friend’s birthday party when they got the news.

“You go from celebrating a birthday to mourning a death in the same day like, it’s crazy,” C-Smoove said. “It was just so random. I don’t know. He went to the store to get something to drink and just randomly somebody pull up, don’t say no words, don’t shoot a lot of shots, just did what they had to do and got on. It had to be something but we really can’t tell exactly what it was.”

When asked if they would like to send a message to M-Bone’s family, C-Smoove fought back tears and said, “We are his family.”

In adiition, tmz.com learned that a dancer in the “Teach Me How To Dougie” video has been identified as a witness in M-Bone’s murder.

According to the site, an overweight man named “Bubba,” best known for his shirtless rendition of the Dougie in the CSD clip, was in front of the Inglewood, CA liquor store where M-Bone was shot.

Witnesses said that Bubba was reportedly waiting in the vehicle M-Bone drove to the store, and was sprayed with broken glass when shots were fired.

Bubba, who is close with several members of the group, was reportedly hospitalized for his injuries, though none were life-threatening. —Lauren Carter

  • flower

    im crying!!! omg! its like when mj died but worse! ily m bone! im soooo saaaaaaaddddddd!!!!!!!!!!

    • Los Angelez Angelz

      It’s actually NOT like when MJ died….MJ was a 40+fixture in pop culture.

  • KiNGPiN

    why couldnt it be lil b

    • Buttercup20

      why would you say that? that was uncaused for, why would you speak death on some one? that was not right, you should really take that back, how evil..

  • drell

    how does he know it had nothing to do with gang violence?????…psh..

  • Dha_Realest

    @KiNGPiN why would you say something like that?? Thats real childish..What if something like that happened to one of ur family memebers and somebody said that shit then you would be hurt dearly…

  • danger

    Im tired of these guns being n the hands of the WRONG person..!!!! Im so sick of the killing honestly!!

  • http://tmz cherry

    damn this crazy!!! r.i.p m-bone’s

  • KIKI

    I CNT BELIEVE DAT I WANTED TO CRY WHEN HE CRIED. :’( R.I.P. M-BONE
    CNT WAIT TO C U IN DA SKY MAN

    • baby g

      kiki u aint the only one cyring

  • brianna garay

    ily m-bone u will never be forgotten once i found out the news i bawled my eyes out and im still crying m-bone r.i.p

  • Sierra

    To all of the members of cali swag disrict keep your heads up may god be with you!! Be strong I promise you will make it through one love!! Sierra

  • http://google cry cry

    just a nother nigger dead in the street maybe if he wasnt a little gang banger this woundnt of happend

    • http://xxlmag.com cry cry is a bitch

      fuck u bitch =)

  • http://www.facebook.com Sierra

    R.I.P. M-Bone

  • escobar9300

    I never liked these dudes music, but a 22 year old being murdered is sickening. This shit has got to stop. I pray for peace for this young mans family. And the disrespectful comments got to stop. I dont like soulja boy either, but I would never wish death on a young man getting money. Be respectful. rest in peace m-bone, hope its better on the other side.

  • Coach

    It sad that this cry cry still dont get it. You dont have to be in one(a gang) to be affected by one. M-bone was doing positive things and having fun doing it. Ignorant words can be just as vicious as a gun. Your just another Crab in the Bucket.

    As for the article. Why put the witness on blast. To say their is one. Be for real. That is not how you handle things like that.

    • Griffin

      Whatcha smokin homie. Dude was not doing positive things. I ain’t wish him dead but let’s not pretend this was sum amazing artist healing the world. He was a dude with some ignorant lyrics and he got smoked.
      Sing it now “teach me how to dodge a bullet”.

  • http://FACEBOOK.COM AZYAH

    YHUU NOE OT’S SADD TO NOE YHUU GOTTA WATCH YOUR BACK M BONE WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED IN THIS WORLD I CAN’T WAIT TILL THE WORLD END SO I CAN SEE YHUU AGAIN ~ I’M VERY SAD TO NOE YHUU HAVE TO M0VE ON IN LIFE WITH OUT HIM ON IT IS CRAZY & I’M SADD + CRYING R.I.P M BONE YOU WILL BE MISSED

  • Miyah

    OMGEEEE im sooo upset about all of this….and wen he started cryin tears were jus cumin 2 me. but y wuld sumbody wanna do sumthin like this 2 him dhattz all i wanna kno is WHY????? :’(