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Another Aspiring Rapper Update

Posted on | July 16, 2021 | No Comments

Say hello to Zerail Dijon Rivera, a/k/a “Indian Red Boy.” You can also say good-bye to him while you’re at it, because the screenshot above depicts the moment when Indian Red Boy, who was doing an Instagram Live chat with a fellow rapper, looked up to see the gunman who killed him:

A young Los Angeles rapper was shot to death last week while livestreaming with a friend on Instagram, and his final tragic moments have shocked the internet.
Indian Red Boy, whose legal name is Zerail Rivera, was killed on Thursday [July 8] as he sat in his car in Hawthorne, the Hawthorne police said in a press release on Saturday. His identity was confirmed by the LA County coroner.
Police stated that “officers located a 21-year-old male slumped in the front seat of a vehicle” after he had suffered “multiple gunshot wounds.”
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Indian Red Boy was laughing and smiling while chatting with a friend when he was ambushed with gunfire. The video captures how quickly a happy moment turned deadly. He turns to his side with a look of shock. Gunshots can be heard as the car fills up with smoke. Blood then runs from the rapper’s head and nose as he tries to mouth “help” to his friend. He is clearly gasping for air and scared in his final moments.
“It appears to have been a walk-up shooting, and he appears to have been targeted,” Lt. Ti Goetz of the Hawthorne Police Department said, adding that Rivera “appears to be a gang member.”

Appears to be a gang member”? Indian Red Boy and the friend he was talking to on IG Live, known by the nickname “Kapone,” were affiliated with a gang of Bloods from Inglewood. The rumored motive for Indian Red Boy’s assassination was that he had “dissed” the late rapper known as “Nipsey Hussle” (Ermias Joseph Asghedom) who was a member of the rival Crips gang, murdered in 2019 by a fellow Crip. Allegedly, Indian Boy Red and Kapone had defaced a mural tribute to Nipsey Hussle, although it has elsewhere been claimed that Indian Red Boy was “set up” by an angry ex-girlfriend. Of course, this isn’t an “either/or” choice — it may be that Indian Red Boy’s ex-girlfriend set him up for assassination by ratting him out to the Crips. Whatever the motive, crimes like this call into question the legitimacy of the Black Lives Matter movement because where are they when black people are killing each other?

Nothing BLM does is aimed at reducing the deadly violence that takes so many lives in the black community, indeed quite the opposite. BLM is against the cops, and therefore objectively pro-criminal. You don’t reduce violent crime by promoting an anti-law-enforcement agenda, and this bloody mayhem certainly does nothing to reduce racism.

This will not be the last “Aspiring Rapper Update” today. There is a very long list of such stories to choose from recently.




 

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