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Chris King attends the Trippie Redd Toy Drive and meet & greet on December 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Chris King attends the Trippie Redd Toy Drive and meet & greet on December 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

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Rapper Chris King Fatally Shot in Nashville, Mourned by Justin Bieber, Trippie Redd, Machine Gun Kelly & More

"This one hurts," Bieber wrote of his late friend and onetime roommate.

Chris King, the rapper who was close friends with Trippie Redd and Justin Bieber and started the label Snotty Nose Records, was fatally shot in Nashville early Saturday morning. He was 32 years old.

According to Nashville homicide detectives, King (real name: Christopher Cheeks) was with friends at 2:30 a.m. CT when three suspects attempted to rob the group. Both King and his 29-year-old friend were struck by gunfire. After running in separate directions, the 29-year-old victim was located and treated, while King was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt hospital.

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