Master P expressed sadness over the death of 13-year-old Ki’ Anthony Tyus, who was killed in a car crash on December 22 in Louisville, KY. He’ll also pay for the late teen’s funeral.
According to the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), Anthony was in a black Lexus SUV that was reported stolen before it struck a utility pole. His family said they have no clue why he was in the vehicle.
The rapper’s relationship with Anthony started two years ago when Anthony was struck by a stray bullet on the basketball court. He then worked with the No Limit founder, along with Christopher 2x, another young man who was shot, to promote the peace movement Hood 2 Hood.
In his Instagram post, P said that Anthony’s death should serve as at least two reminders: That death doesn’t practice age discrimination and even the smallest of decisions can have huge consequences.
“I know I’m not God and I can’t save the world,” he wrote on Instagram. “I realized a lot of these adults are not going to listen. The real reason I leave my mansion to keep coming back to the hood is to educate and try to save the next generation. Maybe a lot of us didn’t get what we wanted for Christmas, but we should be thankful we are alive.”
“My 13 year old lil’ soldier didn’t make it,” added P. “He got shot two years ago and got killed 2 days ago. We need to stop this Black on Black crime. R.I.P Ki’ Anthony Tyus. Just know that every decision comes with consequences and no one is too young to die. My prayers go out to his family. Could’ve been the next Lebron James.”
WDRB reports there were five others in the car during the chase, and Anthony was the only person killed. At this time, the LMPD has launched an investigation to determine if the police chase violated their pursuit policy.