Dallas rapper Lil Loaded has died
The 20-year-old, who had a viral hit in 2019 with his song “6locc 6a6y,” faced a manslaughter charge in the shooting of his best friend.
Cedar Hill police said Tuesday that a relative found Robertson with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound about 11:20 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1500 block of Allen Drive.
Robertson signed with Epic Records after “6locc 6a6y” went viral, with more than 25 million views on YouTube. That song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America last week, and Robertson wrote in an Instagram post about the certification that he had the “dopest fanbase on earth.”
Ashkan Mehryari, an attorney for Robertson, said that his client’s death was “very tragic” and that he didn’t see it coming.
“He had a very bright and promising music career ahead of him,” he said.
Stanley Gabart, whose production company worked with the record label, said the death of a young man who was so talented and full of joy came as a shock.
“This kid was on a great path,” he said, adding that he loved watching Robertson make music.
“He was struggling with some things we wish we would’ve known about, wish we could’ve intervened” and gotten to a different outcome, Gabart said.
He was indicted on the lesser charge of manslaughter in February, and his attorney said at the time that there was no malice in the incident.
Court records show that Robertson, who was free on bond, had a hearing scheduled for Tuesday. Mehryari said the hearing was just an admonishment and that it had not been weighing on his client.