Gangsta Boo, a rapper and former member of hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, died on Sunday, her representative has confirmed.
According to the Memphis Police Department, officers responded to a person-down call in the 1600 block of Raines Road at 2:18 p.m. A female was pronounced dead at the scene, later identified as Boo, whose birth name is Lola Mitchell. There were no immediate signs of foul play. Boo’s death is being investigated, and the results of her autopsy are pending.
“The Mitchell family would like to thank everyone for their condolences regarding the untimely death of Lola ‘Gangsta Boo’ Mitchell,” her mother, Veronica Mitchell, and family said in a statement. “The family is asking you for your continued prayers and privacy as we process the loss of our loved one.”
Gangsta Boo, was the second female member (after K-9) of the Memphis-based hip hop group Three 6 Mafia. She left the group and label sometime in 2002, months after the release of her second album, Both Worlds *69, due to money disputes and issues regarding promotion of her album. She subsequently released mixtapes alongside artists like La Chat and Yelawolf, along with several solo projects. In her later years, she collaborated with artists such as Eminem, Gucci Mane, OutKast, Lil Wayne, Latto, GloRilla and many others. Gangsta Boo has been referred to as a pioneer of female southern rap music.