South African rapper AKA, one of the more famous non-American rappers in the world, was shot and killed today in a drive-by shooting outside of a nightclub in the South African city of Durban.
The 35-year-old, born Kiernan Forbes, was one of two men murdered in the incident.
“I can confirm that two men were killed and one of them is a well-known rapper. Police will not be releasing any names of the victims yet until a full investigation is completed,”said law enforcement spokesperson Robert Netshiunda.
AKA had been scheduled to perform shortly after he was shot.
#RIPAKA an address on how AKA & Tibz died 😢 Police confirmed that they duo got shot while having dinner at a restaurant in Morningside Florida Road Durban as they were leaving the restaurant to their vehicle,2x unknown Men opened fire 🔫 on them,killing them instantly 😳 pic.twitter.com/IJu3eCPlQK
— Lady_L (@_LeratoMabuza) February 11, 2023