Dex Osama Dies: Today in Hip-Hop
On this day, Sept. 7, in hip-hop history...
2015: Detroit rapper Dex Osama was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Sept. 7, 2015 in his hometown.
Born Byron Cox, Dex Osama was an affiliate of Meek Mill's Dreamchasers label and had ties to DeJ Loaf. Dex got regional recognition for songs like "Death On Me," "Heavy" and guest appearances on Oba Rowland's "Lifestyle Pt. II (Remix)" featuring DeJ Loaf.
On Sept. 7, 2015, Dex got into an altercation with a group of men outside after leaving Crazy Horse strip club. Osama was shot and later pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
About a month after his death, the Detroit Free Press reported that the reason for his untimely death was because he poured champagne on his stripper girlfriend while in the club. According to court documents, Osama's girlfriend, Chantell Sturdivant, testified at a pre examination that Dex angrily dumped champagne on her because she was about to dance on another man.
“When he poured the champagne on me, I ran to the back,” Sturdivant said. She later testified to hearing a single gun shot while she was in the dressing room.
Two men, Otis Davis, 46, and Dietrick Odums, 31, have been charged with multiple crimes related to the rapper’s death including open murder, assault with intent to murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Police believe two groups of individuals got into a confrontation in the club which later moved outside.
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