Grand Hustle rapper Doe B has been confirmed dead at the age of 22. The Alabama native was killed during a shooting incident in his hometown of Montgomery early Saturday morning (December 28).
Montgomery’s WSFA 12 News reports that the rapper, born Glenn Thomas, lost his life after being shot at Montgomery’s Centennial Bar and Grill around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. A second victim, 21-year-old Kimberle Johnson, was pronounced dead at the scene, but the rapper was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead. Six other people were also reportedly shot in the bar, formerly known as the Rose Supper Club. Police have not released the names of any suspects as yet.
On behalf of doe b's management i would like to thank all of his fans and say Rest in Peace my brother Glenn thomas aka @CBMDOEB
— DOE B. (@CBMDOEB) December 28, 2013
Doe B’s management confirmed the sad news just before 4:30 a.m. via Twitter. “On behalf of doe b’s management i would like to thank all of his fans and say Rest in Paeace my brother Glenn thomas aka @CBMDOEB,” was the message sent out from the slain rapper’s account. Twelve hours before that Doe B had still been promoting his latest work and retweeting positive feedback from fans.
Grand Hustle CEO T.I. sent his condolences and promised fans that Doe B’s death would not be in vain. “RIP to my lil brother Doe B. We gon miss u my ni—-. U’ll never be forgotten & U WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN. We Love U champ. Always,” he tweeted.
Doe B had just made some waves on Grand Hustle’s compilation tape G.D.O.G., appearing on tracks like “Kemosabe” and “Real Ni–as,” in addition to dropping his own mixtape Baby Jesus back in July. His fellow Grand Hustle soldier B.o.B also said his goodbyes on Twitter after news of his death was confirmed.
RIP Doe B …. #NeverForgotten
— B.o.B (@bobatl) December 28, 2013