LeBron & His Sons Mourn Death Of Chicago Gang Member Rapper Who Was Facing Attempted Murder Charge, Spent Years In Jail

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Chicago rapper King Von, born Dayvon Bennett, was killed early Friday morning during a shootout at an Atlanta hookah lounge as two off-duty Atlanta cops working at the lounge confronted shooters who had opened fire during a fight, according to the New York Times.

“At this time, our investigators believe Mr. Bennett was shot during the initial shootout between the two groups of males, prior to police responding and attempting to stop the shooting,” the Atlanta police said. “Part of the investigations will include determining which individuals were struck by gunfire from the suspects and whether any were struck by gunfire from the officers.”

King Von wasn’t exactly living a life where he was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and that led to his death. Originally hailing from the southside of Chicago, King Von spent “years” in prison, according to his bio, and caught a first-degree murder charge in 2014 for his role in a murder, but that case was eventually dropped after witnesses got shy when it came time to testify.

In 2019, Bennett was named as a co-defendant in a case with fellow rapper Lil Durk in an attempted murder case that included aggravated assault and street gang activities charges. Prosecutors alleged a man was shot outside an Atlanta restaurant and his Jeep Cherokee and $30,000 in cash were stolen in a robbery. Prosecutors alleged Bennett and Lil Durk, who are said to be Black Disciples gang members, were the two responsible for the crime.

The case against Bennett and Lil Durk was pending as of King Von’s death. What’s clear is that Bennett likely wasn’t caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Bennett “was charged in June 2019 with aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit murder, participating in criminal street gang activity, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Fulton County Jail records show,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Less than three months after his release, he was arrested again by Atlanta police on an aggravated battery charge.”

Enter LeBron James and his condolences for the fallen rapper.

“Bronny, Bryce and I rocked with his music and story telling! The kid had a damn good future ahead of him. My prayers and blessings to his family.”

Uh, maybe LeBron hadn’t heard of the attempted murder charge and the possibility that there were some serious gang activities going on with this “kid” with a “damn good future ahead of him.” Billboard reported in March that Bronny James “is a huge fan” of Bennett.

Remember how LeBron wouldn’t comment when he was challenged to put up reward money leading to the arrest of a guy who shot two police officers sitting in their cop car? LeBron wouldn’t comment on the L.A. County sheriff challenging him, but LeBron had a message on the shooting itself.

“We don’t want anyone to be injured. We don’t want anyone to be hurt,” LeBron said in September. “My condolences goes out to the officers that were shot in Los Angeles. And we want justice for that as well as we want justice for Breonna Taylor and so on and so on. We don’t want no violence. We preach for the better of love and peace,” he said.

Meanwhile, we now have LeBron singing the praises of a dead rapper — King Von — who created track after track about shootings, calling women hoes and all sorts of violence that continues to wreck Chicago. Where is the “love and peace” in how King Von lived his life?

Let’s take a look at some of this music that LeBron & his sons cherished from Mr. Bennett. Up first is King Von’s hit “Took Her to the O”:

Just got some top from this stripper bitch, she from Kankakee
Just bought a Glock with a ruler clip, boy, don’t play with me
This bitch a ho, met her at the store, you know how it go
She wanna smoke, so I bought some dope and took her to the O
Just got some top from this stripper bitch, she from Kankakee
Just bought a Glock with a ruler clip, boy, don’t play with me
This bitch a ho, met her at the store, you know how it go
She wanna smoke, so I bought some dope and took her to the O

Here’s “2 a.m.” one from Von’s 2020 album titled Levon James:

It’s 2 A.M. (Uh huh)
We leaving the club, heard the opps outside
Told folks’nem spin that Benz (spin)
Muwop did ’em dirty, now it’s hot outside
Fuck yo homie and fuck yo kin’ (Fuck em)
They ain’t never pop out, and the opps don’t slide
Nigga look at this chain if he wanna (What)
New Glock 26, leave em wet like tide
Nowadays niggas die for a name (Ouu)
If if you move don’t think beefing gone change, don’t change
You get hit from a distance, that’s aim (Thats aim)
Pop his partner he walk with a cane, damn
Rerock, jump this gate now I got me a free Glock
Make him dance, ain’t talking about Tik Tok
Shoot up his whip, it won’t help at no pitstop
Speak on the gang, that’s a way you can get popped

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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