As word spread about the shocking shooting death of Chinx on Sunday (May 17), celebs and fans took to Instagram and Twitter to share their condolences. Chinx, born Lionel Pickens, was only 31 years old and an associate of French Montana and Meek Mill.
French, who worked most frequently with Chinx, had not publicly addressed Chinx's death at press time, but Meek wrote a long and heartfelt response to the shooting on his Instagram.
"This is exactly why I don't play in the streets," Meek began in his post with a photo that included Chinx, French Montana and Meek's close friend Omelly. "I tell @Omelly and my real day 1s get out that hood no matter what it cost or the circumstance! It's nothing that add up to losing ya life at a young age!!!"
More reactions from celebs continue to pour in on Twitter.
Chinx's death comes at a particularly important time in his life as he was working on his debut album. RIP Chinx.