Faith fails: Yung Mazi, an Atlanta based rapper who once claimed “God made me bulletproof,” was shot and killed Sunday.
Jibril Abdur-Rahman, 28, who was better known as Yung Mazi, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds inside the Urban Pie pizza shop in Atlanta’s Kirkwood neighborhood, police said. The restaurant was less than 200 feet from a police station.
After he survived a shooting outside a Waffle House in 2016, Yung Mazi tweeted:
God made me bulletproof.
The rapper’s “bulletproof” declaration came in a tweet just hours after he suffered a chest wound during an attack at a Waffle House last December. The tweet has since been deleted.
New York Post reports on the rapper’s past:
The rapper said during an interview last June that he had been shot on 10 previous occasions, claiming he was targeted due to his skin color, rising fame and wearing up to a quarter-million dollars of jewelry at a time.
Explaining why he was such a good target for shooters, Mazi said:
Look at me, for one … I’m a [light-skinned] dude, people always don’t like the [light-skinned] dude for some reason. And then, I might walk around with a quarter-million dollars worth of jewelry on.
According to his website, Yung Mazi was raised a devout Muslim, and was also a father.
On his website’s biography, Mazi talks about recovering from a bullet wound to the head:
When the bullet hit me in the head….it greatly affected me. I had to learn how to read, write, and speak all over again. I’m still not 100 percent right. I tried doing my daughter’s elementary school homework and it was hard. I couldn’t count money. My brother had to send text messages for me from my phone. It was deep.
Since Mazi’s tragic death, fans and other rappers have taken to social media to post tributes.