While driving on the Sam Rayburn Tollway on Sunday, a man was shot approximately a dozen times according to the Lewisville police. They found him at 3:30 am along the State Highway 121 Bypass after an unknown suspect fired over twelve gunshots at the rapper from another vehicle.
Later, the police identified the victim as Mr. Deandre Conway, or as his fans know him, Yella Beezy. The authorities confirmed Mr. Conway was hit with a bullet three times and was subsequently taken to the hospital.
Previously, on Monday, the police said he had been let out of the hospital, but at a later date, it was revealed this information was incorrect, and Yella Beezy was actually released today.
In September of this year, Yella Beezy performed as the opening act for Beyonce and Jay-Z when they first stopped in Arlington. After the show, his song, “That’s On Me,” went to number 1 on the mainstream Rap and R & B radio charts reported Rolling Stone.
Following the virality of his single, the Dallas hip-hop station, KKDA, started playing his song, “That’s On Me,” and other stations started to play the track as well, creating somewhat of a snowball effect.
Previously, Yella Beezy has revealed that throughout his childhood, he struggled with his father’s death when he was just 12-years-old. In his one song, Beezy mentioned his father directly, “Dawg These H*es.”
During a conversation with VladTV, the rapper said that he appreciates everything he went through because it made him who he is today, despite the hardships he endured. It isn’t clear as to why he was shot last week, but the police are currently investigating.
Unfortunately, Beezy wasn’t able to celebrate his birthday due to the drive-by shooting. Moreover, it’s even more unfortunate that he was injured right around the time that his single took off. Some fans have suggested there was a connection.
The Dallas Morning News confirmed, through his publicist, that he was released in the morning hours of today, October 27th, Saturday.