Stay up to date with notifications from The Independent

Notifications can be managed in browser preferences.

Rapper Dex Osama 'shot and killed' in Detroit

Police have not confirmed reports from local media

Andrew Buncombe
Monday 07 September 2015 16:30 BST
Dex Osama was reportedly shot overnight
Dex Osama was reportedly shot overnight

An up-and-coming Detroit rapper has reportedly shot and killed outside a strip club.

Reports said rapper Dex Osama was killed outside the Crazy Horse strip club on Detroit’s south-west side. WXYZ-TV said the shooting followed an argument inside the club.

Detroit police did not respond to inquiries and the rapper's death has not been officially confirmed. However, the musician had recently been signed to a recording deal by Meek Mill, who posted an Instagram mourning his death.

“I really believed in you and seen you putting on for Detroit. RIP Dex Osama.” it said.

Detroit radio station WDIV reported that after the singer was shot, he ran to a nearby petrol station, asked an attendant to call 911 and then collapsed. He was pronounced dead at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

Reports said police were examining surveillance video from inside the club.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in