Tampa rapper Rollie Bands was reportedly shot and killed this weekend. News of the rapper’s death began circulating on the internet late Saturday evening. The shooting allegedly took place after Bands alerted his Instagram followers of his location. Rollie Bands purposefully posted to his Instagram Stories, “A lot of these n—-s know where I live at fr. I sleep in peace. If a n—a want smoke . I’m at my crib in 5 minutes.”
REVOLT contacted the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office regarding reports of Bands being shot. They confirmed that an investigation into a shooting at the IQ Apartments in the 1200 block of Bruce B Downs Boulevard is underway. Officers responded to a person shot call in the complex’s parking lot at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. The male victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. Under Florida’s Marsy’s Law, authorities cannot release victim names. “At this time, the shooting does not appear to be random, as the suspects and victim are possibly known to each other,” said the sheriff’s office.Hillsborough County deputies received a report of a man shot in the parking lot of the apartment complex after the suspects had already fled the scene.
Social media has led to numerous murders and injuries over the years. Such as Lil Tjay and before that Pop Smoke. In 2020, Pop Smoke accidentally revealed the address of his rental in the Hollywood Hills via Instagram and was later the victim of a home invasion, which resulted in his untimely death.