Former Three 6 Mafia member Gangsta Boo has passed away at the age of 43. According to FOX13, Boo was found dead Sunday afternoon (January 1) on her porch.
Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul confirmed the tragic news, sharing a photo of Gangsta Boo on Instagram. Juicy J also reacted to the news with a heartbreak emoji shared on social media alongside a photo of himself and Boo.
Since the tragic news became public, Family members and friends have been gathering around her home in Memphis to pay their respects.
Gangsta Boo Cause Of Death
Gangsta Boo — whose birth name was Lola Chantrelle Mitchell — was found dead around 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. No official cause of death has been announced by the family, but sources connected to the late pioneer of female rap tell TMZ that her death was drug related.
Boo was reportedly celebrating the end of the year with her brother at a local concert in Memphis when he started to overdose sometime in the night and was rushed to the hospital. He was eventually declared okay. While Boo initially did not show any signs of OD’n, it seems she may have suffered from an attack later on. TMZ adds “that people familiar with Gangsta Boo’s death scene insist narcotics were found on her person and that a fentanyl-laced substance is believed to be at play.”
The police are launching an official investigation.
Gangsta Boo Funeral And Obituary
Gangsta Boo was laid to rest at Brown Missionary Baptist Church in Southaven, Mississippi on Saturday (January 14). The event was attended by GloRilla, Glitter Gloss and hundreds of others.
The hip-hop community mourned the late Memphis spitter with tribute messages on Social media.
DJ Premier tweeted: “Wow not Gangsta Boo!!! That’s my fuckin homie!!!”
“As God as my witness Gangsta Boo ALWAYS been in my top 5 female spitters,” said Rah Digga. “I can’t believe 2023 startin like this. #RIP to a QUEEN.”
“Damn!! Not gansta boo,” wrote Jermaine Dupri. Missy Elliot added “Rest peacefully,” along with a photo of Boo.
Her FTCU collaborator, Latto tweeted, “NOOOOO” alongside broken heart emojis.
Gangsta Boo Instagram
Gangsta Boo was active on Instagram under the name Missyeahoe. She often shared pictures of her friends and new music. Her last post was on December 6.
Gangsta Boo Songs
Gangsta Boo was a part of hip hop group Three 6 Mafia, which she joined in 1995. She released five albums with the group consisting of founding members DJ Paul, Lord Infamous, Crunchy Black, Koopsta Knicca, and Juicy J, before leaving in 2002 to focus on her solo career.
As a soloist, Gangsta Boo released a plethora of albums and mixtapes starting with 1998’s Enquiring Minds, which spawned the hit “Where Dem Dollas At!?” She also collaborated with artists such as Run the Jewels, E-40, The Game, Gucci Mane, T.I., OutKast, Eminem, Latto, and more throughout her career.
Gangsta Boo was born Aug. 7, 1979, in Memphis. Condolences to her friends and family.