Social media outrage for rapper who was shot to death outside Florida strip club

(CNN) — A representative for rapper Dolph is responding to social media backlash after a deadly shootout outside a strip club in Florida on Tuesday. “Positive vibes, energy and prayers are welcome,” said T.A.Oni…

Social media outrage for rapper who was shot to death outside Florida strip club

(CNN) — A representative for rapper Dolph is responding to social media backlash after a deadly shootout outside a strip club in Florida on Tuesday.

“Positive vibes, energy and prayers are welcome,” said T.A.Oni Ogundeko, who has worked with the rapper for several years, in a tweet.

According to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Dolph, whose real name is Lamont Irving, was shot and killed Tuesday night after two men opened fire at a Dollar General in Lake Worth. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say a witness called 911, saying that a man shot two people in the parking lot of the Dollar General, then went inside and opened fire on the Dollar General.

Dolph’s death has sparked outrage from fans and music world peers.

“All i wanted to do was bring positive vibes, energy and prayers to the world, n all this noise I’m getting started me heart is bout tore,” Ogundeko tweeted Wednesday.

In the most recent video of the rapper on his tour bus, posted on February 4, Dolph is seen in an open white shirt and hat while rapping. “Said he was gonna put the boots to it/Said he was gonna send the best merch to get out the house,” he raps in the video.

“Many people brought up social media to deal with the negativity that we’re dealing with in today’s society.” said Dolph’s manager, Craig Rowland, in a statement. “This is no time to play the blame game.”

CNN has reached out to Ogundeko for comment.

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