Atlanta rapper Trouble, 34, is shot dead while making late-night visit to woman’s apartment
Rapper Mariel Semonte Orr, aka ‘Trouble’, was shot outside the Lake St. James Apt Complex in Conyers, at 3.20am Sunday
The rapper Trouble was killed just hours after posting videos on Instagram showing him partying with friends
No arrests have been made but authorities have named 33-year-old Jamichael Jones as a suspect in the shooting
Jones is accused of felony murder, home invasion and aggravated assault
Shooting as a ‘domestic situation,’ but ‘not a love triangle’ cops
Rapper Trouble was visiting a female friend at the complex when Jones breached the home, alleged shooter and victim did not know each other, but suspect knew female
An Atlanta-based rapper, Trouble, was shot dead early Sunday after a night of partying.
Mariel Semonte Orr, better known by his stage names ‘Trouble’ and ‘Skoob,’ was killed at the age of 34.
According to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department, Trouble was shot dead at an apartment complex in Conyers, 25 miles outside of Atlanta, at 3.20am on Sunday.
When officers arrived at the scene, Trouble was found lying on the ground outside of the apartment building with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to Jedidia Canty, the public information officer with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department.
Canty said that the entertainer was shot inside the apartment building.
No arrests have been made in the fatal shooting, but the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department issued arrest warrants for Jamichael Jones, 33, of Atlanta.
Jones is accused of felony murder, home invasion and aggravated assault.
Jedidia Canty said that Trouble was visiting a female friend at the apartment complex when Jones breached the home.
She said that the suspect knew the female and referred to the shooting as a ‘domestic situation.’
Canty said the situation was ‘not a love triangle’ and that the suspect and the victim did not know each other.
Trouble was pronounced dead at the scene.
In the hours before his death, Trouble posted videos to his Instagram story showing him ordering drinks at a party and laughing with a bartender.
Less than a month before his death, Trouble posted about life being too short. He tweeted: ‘Life short af dawg smh Neva know when yo numBa gon be called!’
He added: ‘Be grateful. Forgive – Don’t forget.’
In 2020, Trouble was accused of hurting a woman after the pair left a New Year’s Eve party together.
The woman told police that the rapper pulled her out of his car, pushed her to the ground and pulled her wig, reports 11Alive.
She suffered bruised knuckles and a chipped tooth as a result of the interaction. It’s unclear if charges were brought against the rapper.
Previously, in 2017, Trouble spent 55 days in prison on a drug possession charge.
Ironically his friends said Trouble had a bigger vision of peace for the City of Atlanta.
The rapper was the source of a viral clip in 2019 when he joined with 500 others at a non-violence event which resulted in a group of police officers getting soaked with water pistols.
cbs46 reports that in they interviewed Trouble back in 2019 when he was promoting the anti-gun violence event in metro Atlanta called “Guns Down Water Guns Up.”
The event aimed at bringing the community together to stand against gun violence.
“It be a lot of unnecessary violence with the robberies and car jackings and everything. We can’t take it to another level it will calm everything down and people will have fun again. There is so much bs going on in the city,” Trouble said.
Then he told 11Alive about the event that he: ‘expected people to pull up, but not as massive as it was. And for it to be nothing but pure fun and energy. It’s relative to different cities and different states because people are having problems everywhere…It was a successful event.’
He added: ‘Somebody brought it to my attention yesterday like man you went from making the news for problems as far as what you’re going against right now to being on the news on a positive note.’
A statement from his label Def Jam said: ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, loved ones, and fans of Trouble. A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented.’
During his career, Trouble collaborated with The Weekend, Drake, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Migos and Jeezy. The rapper debuted in 2011 with a mix tape titled ‘December 17’ featuring the song ‘Bussin” that achieved nearly 3 million views on YouTube. Trouble released two albums, ‘Edgewood’ in 2018 and his follow-up ‘Thug Luv’ in 2020.
Trouble told XXL Magazine in an interview that he started rapping at 14. When asked which rapper he would like to emulate, he replied: ‘No one. I’m the first and only Trouble.’
In 2013, Trouble was included on the magazine’s list of ‘Atlanta Rappers You Should Know.’