Rapper YFN Lucci on Murder Charge Wanted
Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci is wanted on a murder charge in connection with the Dec. 10 shooting last month in the southwest section of the city of 28-year-old James Adams, Atlanta police confirmed to Variety. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first published the story.
According to an Atlanta police press release, Lucci, 29, (real name: Rayshawn Bennett), is wanted on charges of murder, aggravated assault, engaging in violent street gang activity and firearms charges.
In Miami, two others, Ra'von Boyd, 23, and Leroy Pitts, 17, were arrested on similar charges, according to the article, for their alleged roles in the shooting.
Adams was identified on Dec. 10 with a gunshot wound to the face and died of his injuries later. At a nearby fire station, a second gunshot victim arrived; the victim survived his injuries, and police concluded that the shootings were linked.
The shooting happened at a separate spot, according to the police report, and Adams' body was dropped off nearby. At the scene, police found several shell casings. For information leading to Bennett's capture, a $5,000 reward has been offered.
The Atlanta native, who has collaborated with, among others, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Migos and 2Chainz, released his debut mixtape, "Wish Me Well," in 2014, and scored a hit with his "Long Live Nut" EP three years later, which peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200. He hit No. 14 on his 2018 debut album, "Ray Ray From Summerhill."
Lucci mistakenly shot a pistol he claimed was borrowed last September during a video shoot. Lucci later told Vlad-TV that he had been asked by the video director to hold a gun for a scene, and he didn't know that it was real. He said, "When I cocked it back, [Director] GT was like, 'Nah, don't cock it back,' and it got stuck." I aimed it on the deck, and I just reached it. And I don't think there was anything in it, except that fucking shot. And I said, 'Ah, that's why you were thinking,' Don't cock it back."
For several years, he was in a relationship with the daughter of Lil Wayne, Reginae Carter, and was also featured in 2017 and 2018 in a Sean John advertisement campaign.
Last month, his most recent album, Wish Me Well 3, was released. Reginae Carter featured in one of the videos for the song.