Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi‘s half-brother has reportedly been charged for the murder of their stepfather, which took place last year.
On Wednesday (March 17), TMZ revealed that 19-year-old Michael Sullivan has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Floyd Sullivan Jr., Michael’s biological father and Rae Sremmurd‘s stepfather. Sullivan is not facing the death penalty for the murder, but he’s looking at life in prison if convicted. The teen is also currently in custody and there’s no word when he’ll reappear in court or if the case will stand trial.null
Lee County, Miss. District Attorney John Weddle reportedly confirmed that the indictment was decided on after a grand jury heard evidence in January of this year. However, he didn’t provide much information about the shooting except that the father sustained at least one gunshot wound during the incident that took place on Jan. 6, 2020.
The details surrounding the shooting that took place in Mississippi are still unknown. Michael Sullivan was held in a psychiatric facility as a person of interest in the crime following the shooting last January. His placement in the facility occurred after police discovered Floyd’s body. No other suspects have been identified.null
Rae Sremmurd’s mother, Bernadette Walker, has also offered information on her son’s medical condition, revealing that Sullivan suffers from Schizoaffective disorder. The illness, similar to schizophrenia, has side effects including mood swings and delusions. It is not currently known how this information impacted the jury’s decision. However, Sullivan reportedly received a psychiatric evaluation before being sent to jail.
Neither of the SremmLife 3 rappers have publicly commented on the passing of their stepfather, their brother’s alleged involvement in the killing or his most recent conviction.
XXL has reached out to a rep for Rae Sremmurd and a rep for the Lee County, Miss. District Attorney’s Office for a comment on this matter.
See 19 Rappers Who Were Shot While They Were in the Spotlight
In an instance of violence that would prove to be a staple of modern hip-hop folklore, 50 Cent was shot nine times while sitting in the driveway of his grandmother’s house in Southside, Jamaica Queens on May 24, 2000. Fif was hit in his hand, both of his legs, his arm, his chest and the left side of his face, but he managed to survive. The rest, as they say, is history.
On Dec. 5, 2014, Beanie Sigel was shot in the stomach after being involved in a scuffle outside of his home in Pleasantville, N.J Although it was reported that the former Roc-A-Fella MC had to have a lung removed, it actually collapsed and doctors were able to re-inflate it. Beanie would make his triumphant return to the public eye during Meek Mill’s homecoming concert in Philly on March 21, 2015. “You can’t kill me,” he told reporters after he stepped off the stage. Long live Beanie.
On Oct. 23, 2005, Killa Cam was shot in Washington, D.C., after he resisted a robber trying to jack him for his royal blue 2006 Lamborghini. Despite being shot in both of his arms, Cam flashed his lights and managed to drive long enough to pull over and get a fan to drive him to the Howard University Hospital. At the time, he didn’t seem to be all that fazed by a chain of events that would’ve been pretty traumatizing for most people. “I got shot three times and my album comes out Nov. 22,” Cam said as he left the hospital. “We love Howard.”
Funeral Fab was standing in a parking garage when he was shot in the leg on the morning of Oct. 17, 2006. In an interview with MTV, Fab said the shooting caused him to re-examine some of the elements of his life. “I just fell back, took it easy,” he said. “Maybe I was doing a little too much. Let some things take their course. I had never been shot before. I had to chill for a minute and got focused on the music and other things rather than being out and running around.”
Gillie Da Kid
Gillie Da Kid was already a fairly established name in the rap game in 2006, but as is the case with countless other instances of violence, that did nothing to protect him from the heat of a few hot bullets- — not even in his hometown. The “I’m Da Man” performer was posted up in his native Philadelphia when he was shot twice in the arm and once in his leg as he was getting into his car on June 14, 2006. Gillie was rushed to the hospital after his shooting, and thankfully managed to survive the encounter.
Rap up-and-comer Jimmy Wopo was fatally shot in his native Pittsburgh in the city’s Middle Hill District on June 18, 2018. The rapper was ambushed while sitting inside of a car with a friend, who was listed in stable condition after the shooting. Wopo succumbed to his injuries hours after being sent to the hospital in critical condition. He was 21-years-old.
Keak Da Sneak
Left Coast mainstay Keak Da Sneak was shot on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Though details are still coming in about the incident, the injuries didn’t seem to be too serious granted the fact that Keak appeared for a show the next night. Hobbling onstage with crutches, Keak posted a snippet of the performance on his Instagram, captioning the clip, “You’ll never understand how valuable life is until it flash before ya eyes 🙏🏾 Gods plan can never be determined by man an fa that I’m still livin an Can’t nothin’ on this earth stop me!”
Rising Florida rap star Koly P was shot on Oct. 13, 2018. While little is known about what happened prior, the rapper did alert fans by jumping on Instagram Live while in the back of an ambulance. While en route to the hospital he spoke to EMTs about being shot twice in the past. Upon further investigation, it appears a friend of his was shot as well. XXL reached out to Koly, who confirmed he was okay one day after the near-tragic incident.
Rising Louisiana artist Marley G was purportedly signed to Rap-A-Lot Records when he was shot and killed in October of 2018. There were not a lot of details about the shooting made available, but Rap-A-Lot confirmed the death shortly after the reports surfaced. Before he passed, Marley’s career had steadily been rising, and the video for his track “I Got Em” had reached over 240,000 views. In the wake of his passing, peers among the likes of YBN Nahmir, Lil Kim and more took to social media to express their condolences.
OMB Peezy was shot in the late hours of March 4, following a performance in his hometown of Mobile, Ala. The rapper had opened up for Boosie BadAzz at local venue Soul’s Kitchen, and according to reports, got into some sort of altercation following the show. Details are unclear, but Peezy’s reps immediately reported that he was “doing okay” following the incident, and the rapper himself took to his Instagram story later that night with a video taking aim at the “bitch ass nigga” who shot him.
Trae Tha Truth
Trae Tha Truth was exiting a Houston strip club when he was shot in his shoulder on June 20, 2012. In a shooting that left three dead, the Grand Hustle Records MC was lucky to escape with his life. Speaking with XXL around the time of the shooting some four-and-a-half years ago, Trae explained that the shooting seemed random. “I’m not sure exactly what the altercation was necessarily about, but long story short, whatever transpired, they ran in my direction, so in the process of running in my direction, that kind of had everybody in the open,” Trae said. “So as the altercation came my way, shots were being dispersed, but since it was coming our direction, it was a crowd of people. Everybody was wrong place, wrong time.”
2016 wasn’t too kind to Troy Ave, who was shot three times during the calendar year. The first incident took place on May 26, 2016 during a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza in New York. During the shootout, which video evidence proves the White Christmas 4 creator also participated in, Troy sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. Seven months later Troy was shot twice on Christmas Day. Troy was sitting in his Maserati in New York when an attacker approached his car and began firing shots. One bullet struck Troy Ave’s arm, while another grazed his head. Luckily, the “Your Style” rapper made it to see another day.
Tsu Surf was shot 5 times in his hometown of Newark, NJ in July of 2018. He was taken to the hospital and went into surgery immediately, when his manager reported that the battle rapper was “not in good shape.” He ultimately pulled through and chose not to go into depth about the incident so details are scarce, but he is now fully recovered and recording once again. He has also reportedly moved out of New Jersey.
On Jan. 23, 2008, Uncle Murda was shot in his head as he sat in a parked car in New York. According to him, he was minding his own business when he saw one of his enemies approach the whip, and after the two got into an argument, shots were fired. At first, the Brooklyn MC didn’t realize he’d been hit, believing the blood on his face to be the result of the shattered glass that had scattered the vehicle he was sitting in. His friend checked him out, and upon further inspection, discovered that a slug hit the rapper in his head.
On Jan. 21, 2010, an armed robber approached Waka Flocka outside of the Bubble Bath Car Wash in Atlanta. The unidentified man asked Waka for his jewelry, and as the exchange was being made, fired shots into the rhymer’s arm and shoulder. Despite the wounds, Waka remained in good spirits as he had the support of his friends and family and received calls from the then-incarcerated Gucci Mane while he recovered from the gun shot.
On June 18, 2018, XXXTentacion was exiting Deerfield Beach, Fla.’s Riva Motorsports when two men attempted to rob him. The rapper reportedly refused to give up his Louis Vuitton bag, which resulted in gunfire. X was fatally shot in the neck. The 20-year-old’s last moments were shared online as part of the ongoing investigation.
On Oct. 14, 2018, Dallas rapper Yella Beezy was on the Sam Rayburn Tollway when another driver pulled up alongside him and began shooting. Around 3:30 a.m. the gunman let off over a dozen rounds, striking the “That’s on Me” rhymer multiple times. The 26-year-old was rushed to the hospital and listed in stable condition, which was confirmed by his team later that day.
On June 23, 2015, YG was shot three times in his hip while he was posted up in a Los Angeles recording studio. In an interview about four months later, he explained that he thought the shooting was an inside job. He recounts the incident on his Still Brazy cut “Who Shot Me.”
Young Greatness made a name for himself with his 2015 single “Moolah.” Unfortunately three years later on Oct. 29, 2018, the rapper was shot in the back outside of a Waffle House in his native New Orleans. Greatness, 34, was declared dead on the scene. The two murder suspects reportedly fled the scene of the crime in the rapper’s vehicle.
Yung Mal & Lil Quill
On Friday, April 13, 2018, up and coming rappers Yung Mal & Lil Quill were shot in traffic while on their tour bus in Nashville, Tenn. According to their label 1017 Eskimo Records, the two young men were “hospitalized after their bus got shot up when somebody pulled up 2 cars deep on the highway.” Lil Quill took a shot to his leg, while Yung Mal was shot both in the leg and back. The duo is currently in the hospital recuperating. There’s no word on any arrests regarding the incident.