This is so terrible and tragic to have to report. Former G-Unit affiliate Mazaradi Fox was killed Friday (January 3) in Queens, New York.
A ski-masked gunman approached an SUV full of people and opened fire. Four people were hit, including Mazi and his 20-year old daughter. Fox stumbled out of the vehicle and collapsed in a nearby driveway.
Mazaradi Fox's body covered by a white sheet
Police responded to the scene of the shootings at 4:11 p.m. When they arrived Mazi, real name Jamal Green, was already dead. He had only been home a couple of weeks after recently being released from prison for attempted assault. He was 42-years old.
Fox's daughter suffered a graze wound to the neck. A 21-year old man was shot in the neck and shoulder. He's currently in critical condition. Another 22-year old man was shot in the arm. Two of the victims were taken to Queens General Hospital and the third to Jamaica Hospital.
Police at the scene of the shooting
It's being reported that the shooter fled in a black Hyundai Sinata.
Mazi was well know to G-Unit fans. He recorded songs with 50 and appeared in many videos with members of the group. He was also the leader of his own movement, The Dumouts.
He was a longtime friend of 50's. The two had not been in touch in recent years, but the G-Unit mogul paid for the horse and carriage that carried that carried 14-year old D’Aja Robinson who was killed in May 2013, when a stray bullet hit the bus she was riding in.
Fox helped to raise Robinson and was considered by relatives to be her stepfather.
50 Cent and G-Unit Records released a statement regarding Mazi's passing.
“We’re sorry to hear about the tragic news. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Despite reports, he was never on the G-Unit record label,” says a representative for G-Unit.
“50 Cent was in his New York studio and was saddened when he heard the news. He sends his condolences to Mazaradi’s family,” said a rep for 50-Cent.
Tony Yayo and 40oz Van also mourned Mazi's loss on Twitter.
Rip the Fox Southside
— Tony Yayo (@TonyYayo) January 4, 2014
Rest in peace Mazaradi Fox. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mazi's family and all of the other victims involved in today's tragedy.
**UPDATE** January 5
We'd like to make a correction to the article we posted above. The New York Daily News has confirmed that the woman grazed in the neck during Friday's shooting was Mazaradi Fox's girlfriend, not his daughter.
Fox was riding in the front seat of the vehicle his girlfriend was driving when someone pulled alongside them and started firing shots. Police are currently investigating whether the rapper's shooting was gang related.
RIP Mazaradi Fox
— IG: @NickiMinaj (@NICKIMINAJ) January 4, 2014
Mazaradi Fox "212"
Mazaradi Fox - If You A Gangsta ft Scrams
Mazaradi Fox Feat Scrams, G Baby & Joffy - SOO Whoo (R.I.P. Mazy and G Baby)
Source: New York Daily News