The 22-year-old rapper was shot and killed on Dec. 27, just as his career was beginning to take off. But now HollywoodLife.com has learned that this wasn’t the first time his life came close to ending.
Doe B died tragically in his hometown of Montgomery, Ala., in a horrific night club shoot out. But it turns out that Doe’s trademark eyepatch was not just for show, his eye had actually been wounded in a previous shooting, where he was shot in the face.
Doe B Was Shot In The Face In 2009
In a newly surfaced interview, Doe B talks about getting into a fight at another club and he was shot in the face.
“I was shot in 2009, I was 17, numerous altercations in the street,” he said. “It was an altercation as a teen, in the club. When I got hit I was thinking it was glass at first. Ya I was shot in the car, I was shot through the windshield. You get used to it, after a week I got used it. After I got shot I was focused.”
This was just five years before the same type of fight broke out again, but this time at the Centennial Hill Bar and Grill. Six other people were also wounded in the fight.
Doe B’s Tragic Final Tweet
Things were going so well for Doe B, and he was feeling it. And on the same night he was shot and killed, he re-tweeted a very confident, very celebratory message:
Don’t ask me how I’m doing bitch I’m GREAT @CBMDOEB
— BadGal Lexx❤ (@HotDayyummLexx_) December 28, 2013
The self-assured tone of Doe’s re-tweet really lets you get sense of his state of mind, and you can feel how bright his future was.
After being signed to Interscope Records in the summer of 2013 and joining T.I.‘s Hustle Gang, Doe B had a lot to look forward to in 2014. He had already made noise as an up-and-coming rapper this year, and with his debut album expected to drop in early 2014, the rapper was only just getting started.
Doe B Will Not Be Forgotten
Which makes his tragic death so hard to handle. But in a statement given to HollywoodLife.com, Doe’s management team Blueprint Group said that Doe B’s fans can’t focus on his death, but instead need to remember him through his music:
Doe B was an amazing young man, in every sense of the word. A truly talented artist, a loving father and a dedicated member of the hip hop community at large, he touched the lives of the many people who had the privilege of knowing him. The Blueprint Group offers our condolences to our Doe B label partners Interscope / Hustle Gang, his management DJ Frank White and Brooklyn Knights, and most of all his family, friends and fans at this very difficult time. We ask that you remember him not by his untimely death, but by his love of life and the music he left behind.
That’s the best we can do right now. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Doe B’s friends and family during this difficult time.
— Chloe Melas