Tuesday, April 11, 2006

D12 Rapper Proof Shot and Killed...

Rapper Proof of the hip-hop group D12 was shot and killed this morning at an illegal afterhours club on Eight Mile, police said.

Proof, whose real name is Deshaun Holton, was dead on arrival at Conner Creek Medical Center in Detroit, according to a spokeswoman for St. John Health System. He was 32.

Proof was among the most pivotal players on the Detroit hip-hop scene, and revered as one of the best freestyle MCs in the city. He befriended Eminem long before he was a houshold name, and was a nearly constant presence as the rapper rose to superstardom. He toured with Eminem as his on-stage hype man, was a member of his group D12, had a bit role in the "8 Mile" movie and served as the best man at his wedding in January.

An unidentified 35-year-old man, who was shot along with Proof, is in critical condition at Detroit's St. John Hospital.
Police were called to the shootings around 5 a.m, following reports of a fight and shots fired.

The club where it occurred is called 3C, and it's at 8 Mile near Hayes. The club isn't illegal but it was operating illegally after hours.
This is the second shooting involving Eminem's entourage in three months.
Another Eminem pal and rapper Obie Trice was shot and wounded New Year's Eve while driving along the Lodge Freeway.

Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to call Detroit Police at 313-596-2260.

Detroit Free Press


51 comments:








kitty

said...

damn thgat is so phucked up. RIP Proof. damn that shyt is messed up.
em is going to stop rapping. remember the video he made when proof got shot and em was saying how he wanting to squash his beef because he did not want anybody around him gettin killed. damnnnn





Anonymous

said...

damn! i wonder how marshall is gonna take this?! R.I.P





Michelle

said...

Wow. I know Eminem is sad. He said that Proof has been his bestfriend since they were kids. Wow. Senseless violence.





Sweety

said...

Wow that is sad,Will this ever stop?? So many brothers getting shot and killed over foolish things.I wish his family and his friends the best i know how hard it is to lose someone.R.I.P





Anonymous

said...

between this and the divorce em prolly feels like he doesn't have a friend in the world. i hope his daughter keeps him going.





Anonymous

said...

^I agree 110% sweety. R.I.P.
It's a shame. We have got to stop killing each other.





Tangy

said...

WHY WHY WHY? Dam violence in Hip Hop is outta control! I agree Anonymous we gotta STOP killing each other! RIP proof God Bless him and his love ones





shame

said...

That's so sad. I believe he had a wife and kids too. R.I.P.





zyasia

said...

damn. damn. damn. hearing shit like this just makes me so sad & angry at the same time. this man had a wife and kids. this violence has got to stop. it's absolutely ridiculous... R.I.P.





Anonymous

said...

wow that shyt is crazy...





2x2

said...

I'm so sad now. Please you guys live your live like its your last days. Be more kind and loving, find God (or whomever it is you worship for salvation), Tell your parents and siblings that you love them more, and most of all take care of yourself. My hearts and prayers go out to friends and family. This really needs to stop!





Julia_Claudine_Deveraux

said...

So very sad....when will this madness end?





Penny Woods

said...

Thanks for posting...I was looking for info since this morning. I'm sad.





Nee

said...

I feel all of you saying the violence has to stop and he had a wife and kids, etc. etc. but this guy was on BET no more than two months ago on the "Hip Hop Beef" show or whatever it was called talking shit about Obie Trice and how his people better watch out and if they come for them they better watch out, etc. etc. I mean damn, I'm not saying this is a result of anything like that but even a fish would stay out of trouble if he kept his mouth closed. Instead he was on national TV egging on some trivial, frivolous "beef" with another person. Like I said, even if this isn't a result of that--people need to stop putting themselves out there like that...I doubt if his wife or kids care about his stupid ass beef now...





Anonymous

said...

Maybe now the hip-hop community will take some sort of responsibility for the types of things that are glorified (like violence, misogyny, etc).





Anonymous

said...

was he in Aaliyahs video "Age Ain't Nothing But A number" ?





u_wish_u_were_me

said...

OMG!! wow he's gone. I just watched toy soldies, and it gave me chills. It's so ironic. Maybe this will make him and his wife get back together, b/c he's going to really need someone to lean on right now.





Anonymous

said...

WOW!THIS NEEDS TO STOP! WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AS A RACE AND STOP KILLING EACH OTHER! B 4 ITS OVER, THERE WONT BE ANY BLACK MEN! MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY. ITS HARD TO LOOSE SOMEONE,ESPECIALLY TO STREET VIOLENCE.... R.I.P





sharonda

said...

was he in Aaliyahs video "Age Ain't Nothing But A number" ?


Yeah heres the link


http://www3.youtube.com/watch?v=QVwTyBsddYg&search=Aaliyah%20-%20Age%20Ain%27t%20Nothing%20But%20A%20Number





Anonymous

said...

@ Nee; That was sooooooooooo uneccessary. I'm sure we all did see the stuff on BET but suprisingly no one, but you, thought that it was important to mention considering that this guy lost his life over stupidity. The point that WE ALL are trying to make was that BEEF needs to stop!





Anonymous

said...

NEE AINT NOTHIN BUT A STUPID ASS BITCH WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK TO SAY OUT HER BITCH ASS MOUTH





sayword

said...

@ Nee

I do not think that Nee's comments were insensitive, She/he was simply stating the truth. It is very sad that this young brother's life ended so tragically and it is also sad that he was hyping up a beef two months ago. Damn. Give people their flowers (or take them away) when they are living. Just because you moved on to another life, does not mean that people can't honestly reflect on the life you had while living. It is so much bigger than hip hop even though the media encourages foolish behavior. Our community has lost another one...when will this bullshit end? Proof was not bullet proof and neither are any of us. offer love...





Nee

said...

@Anon 2:53. I am an individual and I have my own thoughts and opinions and it's really irrelevant to me whether any one else chose or chooses to talk about the show or not. I'm making the same exact point that you are- The guy did lose his life over stupidity so why should I not post a comment about the part he may have played in it just because he's no longer alive? Is not talking about it really addressing anything? Is it going to magically make it go away? I'm sorry that you feel it was unncessary, but if no one talks about it truthfully and only speaks about the things that make us comfortable because the guy is deceased, then nothing is ever going to change because there will never be an understanding of cause and effect. People need to understand the consequences of their actions and WHY you shouldn't do something rather than just saying it needs to stop because it just needs to stop...





Fuck Nee

said...

NEE YOU ARE A DUMB BITCH, HE WON'T KILLED OVER NO FUCKING RAP BEEF. MTV SAID IT WAS OVER A ARGUEMENT WITH SOME RANDOM NIGGA IN THE CLUB SO WHAT THE FUCK DO A RAP BEEF GOT TO DO WITH THIS. THIS KILLING WAS OVER SOME HOOD SHIT NOT HIP HOP SO FIND OUT YO FACTS THEN TYPE STUFF. DUMB BITCH





Nee

said...

And as for Anon 2:56--eh, nevermind...





Nee

said...

@Fuck Nee--Apparently you can't read because I CLEARLY stated that his death may not have been a result of the so-called beef so find out YOUR facts before you type dumb stuff...I'm not even going to give you the pleasure of calling you a name because it's really unneccessary-your misinformed post speaks to what you are...





Anonymous

said...

b.e.t just reported that he was 28 someone needs to hire a fact checker.....





Anonymous

said...

damn nothing goes on without somebody taking somebodies life all i can say is i feel so sorry for this world everybody quick to pick up a gun and not some knowledge. question what is the world coming to when a five year old takes a gun to school damn i feel sorry for this and the next generation GOD HELP THIS WORLD!!!!





Anonymous

said...

It is amazing to read all of these heartfelt comments about how we need to come together as a people and stop the violence and then just because Nee states her opinion she all of the sudden is called all kinds of dumb bitches. Pure ignorance...

Nee it's refreshing to see that you didnt stoop to the level of name calling like so many of the other people on this site do.





Anonymous

said...

That is so sad. People are getting killed all the time, and really no one ever know the real reason but the person that was killed and the person that did the killing. I don't think anyone is ever going to stop killing one another the situation is getting worse, and then with all these drugs people are smoking... taking... whateva, who knows what effect that puts on people. My heart goes out to proofs family.





Anonymous

said...

Nee..."beef" is old.





Anonymous

said...

awww man. another rapper shot dead. that is so sad. boo hoo hoo hoo hoo.





Anonymous

said...

Tell BET that beef is old cause that's what they called that stupid ass show. Tell everyone on here that beef is old cause that's what everyone is calling it. what do you call it young buck?





Anonymous

said...

NEE! I ALWAYS LIKE YOUR COMMENTS. IM ALSO GLAD TO SEE YOU DONT STOOP TO SOME PEOPLES LEVEL... BUT AT TIMES WE MUST KEEP SOME THOUGHTS 2 OUR SELVES,ESPECIALLY WHEN ITS AS SENSITIVE AS THIS... REGARDLESS TO THE SITUATIONS/SITUATION NOTHING JUSTIFY'S A PERSON TO TAKE ANOTHER PERSONS LIFE (BEEF OR NO BEEF!) SOMETHINGS ARE BETTER OFF UNSAID..





Anonymous

said...

we tryin 2 sqash beef and here sme ppl are tryin 2 create sme wow double standards...wot a shame proof will trully be missed r.i.p





Anonymous

said...

dumb niggers need to stop killing each other...........what is that solving





Shaun Carter

said...

This is horrible. Proof was on his way... Searching For Jerry Garcia was sweet, I was hoping for another album. We'll never forget you Proof. R.I.P.





Anonymous

said...

You guys really need to move out of Detroit!!! That city looks like a nuclear bomb hit it!!! No dis', it's just the truth! Suckas are jealous of your fame...that's why you're getting targeted...isn't it obvious???!!!

I know you need to stay close to your family and friends...but you can at least move yourselves and your loved ones across the bridge to Canada where it's safe!!! Things are always too violent in the inner cities of the United States!!!

I wish you a peaceful journey
...you deserved better then that!!!





Anonymous

said...

hey so what has replaced `beef`?





can everyone shut up

said...

CAN EVERYONE SHUT UP AND LISTERN TO NEE:
Nee said...
I feel all of you saying the violence has to stop and he had a wife and kids, etc. etc. but this guy was on BET no more than two months ago on the "Hip Hop Beef" show or whatever it was called talking shit about Obie Trice and how his people better watch out and if they come for them they better watch out, etc. etc. I mean damn, I'm not saying this is a result of anything like that but even a fish would stay out of trouble if he kept his mouth closed. Instead he was on national TV egging on some trivial, frivolous "beef" with another person. Like I said, even if this isn't a result of that--people need to stop putting themselves out there like that...I doubt if his wife or kids care about his stupid ass beef now...

NOW THATS REAL , NO POINT IN TRYIN TO HIDE FACT, AND THE STUPID NAME CALLERS YALL ARE SO LOW, GET A LIFE





Nee

said...

DAYUM! I am SO surprised--I expected to see a bunch more "Nee is a dumb bitch" this morning (the day is still young...LOL...)@Anon 6:26--I NEVER said or meant to imply that anyone deserves to be murdered. What I am saying is that even though it is a sensitive subject, we have to be real and not just give people a golden halo because they've died. The things that are better left unsaid are those things that instigate and inspire violence and perpetuate that cycle-not giving examples of the things that people consciously do or have done to provoke it. If I knew him or his family I certainly wouldn't say these things TO them because THAT would be insensitive. But this is a forum for people to express their true opinions and feelings, not the guy's wake or funeral where you tell the family what a great person he was. However, I must say that we can agree to disagree and I appreciate you stating your opinion without resulting to the ignorance some people feel is necessary to get their point across...





Anonymous

said...

i know that cd was so good, he had so much more potential...
it's so messed up you could be that successful and still not be able to avoid getting shot

people need to grow up and stop shooting at every damn thing





The Chocolate Beauty

said...

@ ANON 2:35... Theres crime and violence all over, to single Detroit out is stupid.





Anonymous

said...

Please STOP!!!! And stop responding to unecessary shit!





Anonymous

said...

ANTOHER BROTHER GONE AND FOR WHAT?....RAPPIN, MONEY, BEEF WHATEVER....ITS SO SAD!!





Anonymous

said...

bet said they were wrong about his age,he was 32,cake did check her facts after all ass hole





Anonymous

said...

I'm not singling out Detroit...I'm singling out the inner city. The fact of the matter is, two guys in the D12 crew have been shot within five months of each other...one shot and wounded and the other killed.

It's unsafe in Detroit cause some haters there are actively targeting these guys..hence, the smart thing to do is just get out!!!





Anonymous

said...

Yawn. Typical Detroit. R.I.P.





Young African American Male

said...

To:Fuck Nee, and every body else who doesn't know what really happened. The so called "random nigga"(using the word "nigga" shows your ignorance) that you said was a person just like Proof was and was a soldier that fought for his country while most people(you) were watching BET and MTV for info on what going on in their community instead of getting off their butts and doing somthing about the violence. Any way I know the REAL story and it might hurt some of you to find it out but Proof was the cause of it all. If you knew him you probably would have known that, just like any other rapper his cockyness got the most of him, an "argument" (WORDS DON'T KILL) over a game of pool turned into him (Proof) pulling a gun and hitting the soldier(Kieth Bender)repeatedly with the gun, a warning shot was fired in the air then Proof shot Kieth in the head critically wounding him, then someone shot proof in the head twice killing him. Thats what happend for every body that didn't know the REAL story. In the end we lost two young black men to senseless violence and it needs to STOP. If every one remembers that we all might have different opinions,names,genders,races,incomes,dreams,goals and much more not in common we do have one thing for sure alike, and thats that we are all humans and until we respect at least that then we are in for much more to come......PEACE!!!





Anonymous

said...

Stop the violence.





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