North Carolina rapper Walter Morell McKoy Jr., who is more commonly known as Bussdown, has been sentenced to life in prison. The prison sentence comes as a result of a murder that the rapper had previously mentioned in one of his songs.
According to The Robesonian, the rapper shot 21-year-old William Covington three times in the head during a struggle over a firearm.
Bussdown was found guilty of first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm, and discharging a firearm inside city limits.
From the report:
The shooting was the result of an argument over a missing firearm that took place earlier between McKoy and Covington, Duvall said. Covington was said to have given McKoy a firearm and the firearm was not returned. On the day of the shooting, McKoy went to Covington’s residence on Lambeth Street and the two men got into a vehicle to talk, Duvall said. McKoy argued in court that once in the vehicle he put a firearm in his lap, Duvall said. McKoy also said at one point Covington began to pull a firearm from his coat pocket and he tried to stop Covington. The two men struggled and the firearm discharged during the struggle.
In his song “Cookies,” Bussdown had rapped about the murder, saying “I rob a n***a for all of his chains and all of his weed/I bust his brain, I leave him stankin’ down in them trees.” He had also said “I hit a n***a with a 16.”