According to several confirmed reports, Shreveport rapper Blue Benji Kobe was killed this week (December 6) in broad daylight in his hometown. He was 24 years old.

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Kobe, whose real name is Jacoby Kentae Ware, was shot several times around 2 p.m. He was transported to Ochsner Health Hospital, where he died less than an hour later, according to a tweet from local reporter Timmy Lane.

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Blue Benji Kobe’s manager, Lil Cali, expressed his condolences on Twitter, revealing that Blue Benji Kobe had just signed a deal with Cinematic Music Group, where Joey Bada$$, T-Pain, and Flipp Dinero were his labelmates.

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