Since the shooting death of Cali Swag District’s Mante “M-Bone” Talbert in May, rumors have swirled while his loved ones search for answers. Rumblings of jealous rivals and gang activity have surfaced, but what bothers CSD the most is a rumor that suggests the group’s surviving members had something to do with Bone’s death.
“[There’s] nothing we can do about the rumors,” Yung said on Wednesday’s “RapFix Live.” “We can talk like we’re talking right now because it ain’t gonna change anything, but once it comes to the light, then we can breathe.”
C-Smoove called the setup rumor “crazy.” “We made it together. We’ve been knowing that dude since we were kids,” he said. “It really hurts us and our label and the team. How could you believe something like that when we did everything together?”
The setup theory is particularly baffling for the group, who emerged as stars from their Inglewood, California, neighborhood thanks to their 2010 hit single “Teach Me How to Dougie.”
“We succeeded together, we got out the ’Wood together. We had fun all the time, everything we did was to have fun because that’s what we do,” Smoove said. “We wanted to have fun and give the people what they wanted. And for people to think something like that, it’s just mind-boggling. How could you figure?”
Yung added: “It’s crazy. We think about that all the time, like, how could you even think something like that? We’re family, we’re brothers. So we want the rumors to just stop.”
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