A long saga seemed to reach a resolution Tuesday when Memphis-based rapper Blac Youngsta and two other men turned themselves in to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police in connection to the February shooting in uptown Charlotte during the CIAA tournament.
Youngsta, whose real name is Sammie Benson, faces six counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling and felony conspiracy, for allegedly shooting as many as 100 bullets at an SUV belonging to Young Dolph, another Memphis rapper.
Justice for Young Dolph wasn’t necessarily on the minds of hip-hop fans following the arrests, however, as fans of the two rappers questioned what led to Blac Youngsta’s surrender.
Hip-hop magazine XXL reported that representatives for Blac Youngsta said lyrics from the Young Dolph mixtape “Bulletproof” appeared to point toward Youngsta as a central figure in the shooting.
Young Dolph released “Bulletproof” in early April and referenced the shooting in the mixtape. The first three songs on the project are even titled “100 Shots,” “In Charlotte” and “But I’m Bulletproof.”
Fans called on the two rappers to leave their feud in the streets, claiming Young Dolph “snitched” on Youngsta.
Some questioned if the rapper had even snitched, as he never explicitly said Youngsta’s name in one of the songs.
LaVendrick Smith; @LaVendrickS