Trill Entertainment Rapper Lil Phat Shot Dead in Georgia

Trill Entertainment rapper Lil Phat was shot dead outside of Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs, Georgia on Thursday evening (June 7), Sandy Springs police confirmed to CBS Atlanta.

Lil Phat, real name Melvin Vernell III, was only 19.

Fellow Trill Entertainment MC, Webbie, tweeted out the news of Phat’s murder with sadness and rage.

“RIP TO MY LIL BROTHER PHAT!” Webbie said. “LIFE SO FUCKED UP! TRILL4LIFE. YOU STUPID BITCHES THINK DEATH A JOKE UNTIL YOU LOSE SOMEBODY YOU LOVE #RIPLILPHAT. I know my trill fam niggas, they gone ride for me. #RIPLilPhat #Trill4Life.”

Rappers outside of Trill Entertainment also learned of the tragic news and reacted to it timely.

Added fellow MC Trae Tha Truth: “Damn.. RIP Lil Phat…. “

And Mack Maine: “R.I.P. Lil Phat.”

The shooting is still very much being investigated by Sandy Springs police. They arrived shortly after 6:30 p.m. yesterday to report that Phat was shot multiple times in his car on the second floor of the parking deck outside of the Labor and Delivery wing of the hospital.

“In a case like this where there’s a potential shooting on the campus we lock down all the hospital facilities, no one is allowed to leave or enter the building,” Russ Davis, spokesman for Northside, told CBS Atlanta after police were called to the scene at 6:30 p.m.
At 8:30 p.m., the hospital went off lockdown.

“Everybody needs to feel comfortable that they’re safe,” Davis added. “The area has been secured. It has been searched completely and thoroughly.”—Jakinder Singh

  • Leggz

    R.I.P LIL PHAT

  • http://xxlmag.com Niggers Being Niggers

    o well one less nigger

    • onlyafan

      dats some fuck shit to say. a mf just lost thier son friend cousin. think b4 u say dumb shit

    • http://www.facebook.com akeem williamson

      fuck who ever niggers being niggers is dont say no shit like dat

    • MsNaTural

      Your one messed up individual to say some stuff like that god dnt like ugly rather lil phat was in the streets or not does not give u the rights to say something like that about him he is human just like ur self ass hole

    • http://xxltwitter corliss

      thats messed up racist people

  • IH803

    ^^^^ STFU Wit Dat One Less Nigger Shit

  • onlyafan

    dats messed up. one comin home and another goin home. street niggz like trill ent.. aint gone dat layin dwn R>I>P> lil phat and all my preys to his family and friends

  • http://XXL JEFF225

    R.I.P LIL PHAT BUT WHO EVER DID IT NEED TO DIE 225 LOVE YOU NIGGA AND FREE BOOSIE

  • Nocturnal

    @Niggersbeingniggers…. I feel sorry for you… You need attention that bad that you allowed something that stupid to come out you brain… until.. you lose your daughter, or wife, or husband, or family member… Your karma will be your lesson…I didnt even know who lil phat was but… he was a human… R.I.P. Kid!!!

  • http://XXL MIKE225

    I NEW THIS WAS GOING BE A BAD DAY LIL PHAT WE GONE MISS YOU R.I.P LIL PHAT

  • aaron

    Please my young dudes stop confusing the streets with being a rapper….You are to talk about the streets but do both!…why should this cat be dead?….you did not even live long enough to fully understand Hip Hop!!!!!!….smmh……RIP LIL DUDE!

  • steve

    rip lil phat

  • francis nasim

    im sorry to hear that.and here i am,on my way to cali thinkin dam i wish i was a rapper.big up homey!

  • aaliyah stewart

    Sad…IN 2007 i lose my 16 year old bro fromin bein shot cuz of somebodi else life is 2 short 2 be killing my bro was everything to me i was 7 now i am 12 nd 2 be a girl he was lik a father figure

  • http://yahoo sissyspasick

    Here r some of his LYRICS……..I only live fa my muthafuckin glock Put all the trust that I got up in these 17 shots
    When I’m a die they got me feelin like I’m pac………..I’d rather be yo N.I.G.G.A. So we can smoke week and sip lean all day
    This is what I say:…………This Is What I SAY…Fuck that dead NIGGA if thats what he wants to call himself its ok 4 me 2, right? They say the meaning of the word is an ignorant person. well, he fit the bill. dont sit here and glorify this dead nigger. whats wrong? it sounds good in a thousand songs doesnt it? all he was doing was perpetuating negative shit. fuck em. brace yourself! i am not racist. but i see some losers talking bout “street niggas” and glorifying “gangsta” shit. grow up morons. he asked for it.

  • http://XXL JEFF225

    HE WAS AREAL DUDE I WAS A BIG FAN THIS IS A FUCK UP DAY FOR BATON ROUGE AND FOR TRILL THEY DID HIM WRONG BATON ROUGE RAPPER JUST CANT WIN TOO MUCH HATE R.I.P LIL PHAT BATON ROUGE LOVE YOU

  • janet lindsey

    NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE, WHAT HAPPENED TO TALKING ABOUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS BUT NO YOU HAVE TOO SHOOT PEOPLE. I PRAY EVERYDAY TOO STOP THIS VIOLENCE.

  • kayla

    R.i.p Lil Phat Prayers go out to family, friends , and Trill Ent.

  • samantha

    R.I.P Lil Phat! Prayers go out to your family and Trill Ent!

  • freemcontrol1

    is anyone paying attention to this video at all?…i mean wtf?….this lady say’s and I quote..”but we do know he’s in his forties (40′s)…we all know phat is not in his f*%79ng 40′s…please pay more attention—side bar (ima need yall to focus!

  • http://Facebook.com/YoungSouth Young South

    Rip Lil Phat

  • http://xxltwitter corliss

    mane rip phat