Former G-Unit rapper Mazaradi Fox was shot and killed in Queens, New York, on Friday (January 3), while sitting in a car. He was 42 years old.
The shooting occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. at the corner of Farmers Boulevard and 133rd Avenue when the shooter pulled up to a white SUV and let off multiple shots that struck the rapper and at least three other people, according to the New York Daily News.
Saddened by the news of Mazaradi's tragic passing my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends #smsaudio
— 50cent (@50cent) January 4, 2014
Fox, who was born Jamal Green, stumbled out of the vehicle and collapsed; it appears that he was pronounced dead on the scene. The other three surviving victims were all rushed to Jamaica Hospital with bullet wounds, and one of the men is reportedly in critical condition.
The shooter, who was wearing a black ski mask, fled the scene in a separate vehicle, according to reports.
Fox is most known for his past affiliation with 50 Cent, he was signed to the rapper’s G-Unit record label in 2007 and appeared on a number of mixtape tracks with members of Fif’s crew. He never put out an official album with the label, and the deal dissolved in 2008. Even though they severed their business ties, 50 helped Fox pay for the funeral of D’aja Robinson, whom he helped raise, after she was tragically gunned down on a Queens, New York public bus in May 2013.
“Saddened by the news of Mazaradi’s tragic passing my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends,” Fif messaged on Twitter after the news broke.