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*UPDATED* Konvict Rapper Dolla Fatally Shot

In unfortunate news, 21 year old ATL rapper Dolla--who was signed on Akon's Konvict Music label--was shot dead at the Beverly Center mall in L.A. just a couple hours ago. There are no details as to why he was shot or if he was even the actual target, but he was reportedly shot in the head.  Sources are saying that Akon is laying low at this time for protective purposes. Crime is really getting out of hand these days. News is now breaking that a suspect has been arrested at an LAX terminal--with a .9 mill gun in his waistband supposedly.  Suspect's name is Aubery Berry and was believed to be trying to flee the state directly after the shooting. He's now been taken into custody. Dolla's--who's real name is Roderick Anthony Burton II--most recent single is with Akon and T-Pain called "Who The F*** Is That." Sad and unnecessary.  R.I.P. UPDATE: Dolla's publicist, Sue Vannasing, revealed that he had gotten into an altercation earlier with other passengers on a flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles, but it is not known if that's the reason for the shooting. UPDATE 2: In an official statement, Akon expressed his deepest condolences. "Dolla was part of the Konvict Entertainment family and an incredible artist. This is a senseless crime and the industry has lost a real talent. Our heart goes out to his family, friends, and fans".
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wow this really is

wow this really is crazy...like many of the people already said... we dont get it...we are killing our generation .. flat out. all this violence needs to stop.. he was a sexy man and had tons going for him...highly talented and now what... we miss out cuz some dumba** had some beef. R.I.P Dolla
Nory's picture

why must people always have

why must people always have to shoot others it really sad that a young man so talented as he lost his life so young..doesnt anyone believe in using there voices anymore..we do have fredom of speach..all this fighting and killing needs to stop...where losing enough people in irac and afganistan..well my heart goes out to akon and dollas family r.i.p Dolla you will be greatly misssed!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
debbie's picture

Wow its so great to here

Wow its so great to here everyones comments on here. Im sure Rodney and his family would like to thank everyone. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers. RIP Rodney "Dolla" Burton aka Roddy
Jay's picture

Is this how we are going to

Is this how we are going to start losing all of our young, black & rising men???? God Help Us!
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I hope and pray that th

I hope and pray that th person/s rsponsibl for this are caught and punnished accordingly! Akon is trash and I really hope people realize that bfore its too late. I read also about the things he went through in his life, and he was trying to do somthing positive. Im 21 as well, and I thank God everyday I wake up and go to sleep. I went to tmz anf perezhilton and the comments I read there were racially charged and ignorant in regards to this tradgedy! It feels so good to come somwhere and see the support we can give to his family. R.I.P. Dolla
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RIP, Dolla. We love you and

RIP, Dolla. We love you and miss you. May God bless you and your family. You are in a better place now.
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what strikes me is that is

what strikes me is that is was so damn young! only 21! he was a young adorable kidd
Fa-rye-rye's picture

It's such a tragic because

It's such a tragic because his twin sister died at from enlarged heart and his Dad committed suicide. I think he has 1 sister left
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RIP Roderick Anthony Burton

RIP Roderick Anthony Burton II
Alana's picture

this is so sad he was coming

this is so sad he was coming up .. i though he was gonna blow up this year .. only 21 yrs old? this world is crazy man . my prayers go out to your family r.i.p. dolla this is crazy....
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This is really messed up all

This is really messed up all this time I've been reading it on twitter but I didn't know who it was. Now that I see his face I realize I know of him. wow so sad so young. RIP
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Loved his music and was

Loved his music and was awaiting his album. This is such a tragedy and so senseless. RIP And the crazy part about to me, beyond the senseless taking of someone's life over some bull, is that according to news reports the suspected shooter was caught at the airport driving a Silver Mercedes. Call me crazy but what random shooter is going to shoot someone at an UPSCALE mall and drive their MERCEDES to the AIRPORT to fly out of the city within that same few hours? Sounds kinda suspect to me. A lot of bad things do happen as far as Akon is concerned so people under him better try to be careful because either some fishy ish is going on or the man just has some seriously bad Mojo flowing. R.I.P Roderick Anthony Burton, aka Dolla. Make God forgive you for all your earthly sins and welcome you into his kingdom of heaven where you can truly forever be at peace.
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REAL STORY FROM AJC...THIS

REAL STORY FROM AJC...THIS MADNESS FLEW IN AND WAS NOT JUST SOME LA DUDE. Los Angeles police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the slaying of Atlanta rapper Dolla, who was shot Monday outside a popular Beverly Hills mall. The man, identified as Aubrey Louis Berry of Snellville, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with a gun on Monday night and was charged with murder. He was being held on $1 million bail. Dolla, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was gunned down while waiting in the valet area of the Beverly Center, said publicist Sue Vannasing. The Los Angeles Times reported he was shot in the head. He was accompanied by another local rapper, D.J. Shabbazz, and a fellow Jive Recording artist, Scrapp DeLeon. Enlarge this image Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Rap artist Dolla, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, had a song, ‘Feelin’ Myself,’ featured on the ‘Step Up’ soundtrack. • List of murdered rappers Recent headlines: * Atlanta rapper Dolla slain; Snellville man arrested * Rally planned Tuesday to protest Davis execution * Atlanta's budget looks good -- compared to other big cities • Atlanta and Fulton County news Police said Berry is believed to have dropped off a rental car before he was found at the airport with a handgun, airport police spokesman Sgt. Jim Holcomb told the AP. “As the officers approached the suspect, they asked him ‘Do you know why we’re here?’” Holcomb told AP. “He put his (hands) up in the air and said, ‘Yes, I’ve got a gun in my waistband. Don’t shoot me.’” Police recovered a loaded 9mm semiautomatic handgun and turned the man over to Los Angeles police. Los Angeles Police spokeswoman Karen Rayner said two other “persons of interest” — one male, one female — who were with Berry at the airport were being questioned but neither has been charged in connection with the shooting. They were detained before attempting to board a plane out of Los Angeles International Airport, about 10 miles away from the Beverly Center. Vannasing said Dolla, 21, was involved in an altercation before the shooting with an unidentified man and woman who followed him to the mall. Dolla had just arrived in Los Angeles earlier Monday, his publicist said. He was recording his first album, “Another Day, Another Dolla,” which was due to be released on Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. “He had a very promising career,” Vannasing said. “He was being hyped as the next Tupac [Shakur]. He chose music to get off the streets.” Burton was born in Chicago in 1988, according the Times, and moved with his family to Los Angeles. Burton moved to Atlanta when he was five after his father shot himself in front of the rapper and his sister. “He was the man of the house,” Vannasing said. His mother, Joyce Burton, still resides in Atlanta, where Dolla’s funeral will be held, Vannasing said. News of the murder spread rapidly on Twitter where, ironically, the rapper had just opened an account earlier in the day. According to his official MySpace page, Burton began performing in local showcases at age 12 with his group, Da Razkals Cru. He was signed to Elektra Records in 2001, his site says. The label eventually dissolved and the group split in 2003, when Dolla said he returned to Atlanta to focus on a solo career. “I was disappointed but all that made me do was work harder,” he said. “It was a stepping stone.” He soon signed with Jive, where, collaborating with former Elektra acquaintance, Akon, he released his first single “Who The [expletive] Is That?” featuring T-Pain. “My music is universal,” Dolla said on his Web site. “I can do street music or pop music. But whatever I do, I attempt to make meaningful songs with substance.” Staff writer Mike Morris contributed to this article.
diva90210's picture

yea, i know i'm gonna get

yea, i know i'm gonna get some hate behind this, but black folks need to stop hating and killing each other before they can seriously expect other races to give a #*&^%$ about our welfare, same conversation as regards to wearing white fashion designers, and shopping at the Korean wig shops, etc. We need to stop killing, stop criticizing and start supporting one another. The white man don't even have to do nothing to us, they just sit by and watch. If you don't luv yourself, your family, your own race, how can you expect anyone else to care? This type of $#!%*1! happens every day in our communities and the only thing anyone is concerned with is "not being a snitch--snitch"....what about the victims? WE NEED TO STOP THE MADNESS.....RIGHT NOW!!!!!
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J-roc: FOR EVERYBODY WHO

J-roc: FOR EVERYBODY WHO THOUGHT I WAS TRYING TO BE MEAN….ONE HIT WONDER IS NOUN, HOWEVER IT IS A THING (!!!….NOT A PERSON). I MEANT THE SONG WAS A ONE HIT WONDER, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT FOLLOWED UP BY A SECOND SINGLE. THAT WAS THE LAST TRACK AND VIDEO THAT HAD WIDE MASS DISTRIBUTION…I’M NOT BLAMING HIM THAT HE WAS 21 AND DIDNT HAVE BUT ONE SONG…HOWEVER I’M NOT GONNA ACT LIKE A DIE HARD FAN JUST BECAUSE HE DIED…DO ANY OF YOU ON HERE OWN HIS ALBUM?????? Then you're using the term incorrectly. "One-hit wonder" refers to the performer, the song is is the "hit".
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nikaboo: im trying to find

nikaboo: im trying to find where they state the race of the person who did the shooting since everyone is on a soapbox about black people. did i miss something? I was going off of everyone else's responses because I don't even know who the young man is but I don't think it is ridiculous for people to assume he was shot by a black man. That AND alleged suspect is Aubery Berry, who is African American
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J-roc: FOR EVERYBODY WHO

J-roc: FOR EVERYBODY WHO THOUGHT I WAS TRYING TO BE MEAN….ONE HIT WONDER IS NOUN, HOWEVER IT IS A THING (!!!….NOT A PERSON). I MEANT THE SONG WAS A ONE HIT WONDER, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT FOLLOWED UP BY A SECOND SINGLE. THAT WAS THE LAST TRACK AND THAT HAD WIDE MASS DISTRIBUTION…I’M NOT BLAMING HIM THAT HE WAS 21 AND DIDNT HAVE BUT ONE SONG…HOWEVER I’M NOT GONNA ACT LIKE A DIE HARD FAN JUST BECAUSE HE DIED…DO ANY OF YOU ON HERE OWN HIS ALBUM?????? Ummm...FYI, his album wasn't even released yet and that is why people are saying that he was a rising star. His album was supposed to come out this summer.
hot sauce's picture

wow sad..he performed at my

wow sad..he performed at my school's homecoming. RIP. this violence has GOT TO STOP!
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B: This is extremely sad,

B: This is extremely sad, but in response to people’s comments about brothers (I refuse to call black men or people niggers or a nigga, out of respect for myself and generations before mine) needing to make a change, I really hope that you guys are contributing positively in your own surroundings to influence change in black men and black women, majority of the time we are the ones who are hurting each other, not “the man.” There is a lot of pain and confusion in a lot of our hearts and we have not even acknowledged that it exists…ACKNOWLEDGE IT!!! I encourage you all to do your part. Change starts with you!God bless you all =) im trying to find where they state the race of the person who did the shooting since everyone is on a soapbox about black people. did i miss something?
nikaboo's picture

KONVICT music label? Why do

KONVICT music label? Why do we always portray ourselves with such negative imagery and labels? No wonder there's so much violence. I have no idea who this kid is, but RIP. *sadness*
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RIP Dollar. he had a couple

RIP Dollar. he had a couple nice tracks. phucked up he had to go like that. and why was that idiot trying to hop on a plane with the gun?! it all just boggles the mind.
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so so sad... RIP Roderick

so so sad... RIP Roderick
L's picture

So sad man unnecessary taking

So sad man unnecessary taking peoples lives and for what?? Apparently he got into an argument with some people but it's not confirmed but still over a verbal argument you will take someones life? He was cute and talented I loved his song and he is so young. All malls I feel should have metal detectors and armed police officers when will this shit stop. I don't care if it's the most upscale place it doesn't matter.
Nicole's picture

It's crazy that I was just

It's crazy that I was just singing that song in the shower this morning, and thinking to myself, he needs to come out with another song, cause I liked Who the fu*k is that. RIP though. Young life cut too short.
Tea's picture

So sad I liked both of his

So sad I liked both of his songs. He seemed to have a promising career. God rest his soul and prayers to the fam.
**echo 2 days until Miami!!**'s picture

This is extremely sad, but in

This is extremely sad, but in response to people’s comments about brothers (I refuse to call black men or people niggers or a nigga, out of respect for myself and generations before mine) needing to make a change, I really hope that you guys are contributing positively in your own surroundings to influence change in black men and black women, majority of the time we are the ones who are hurting each other, not “the man.” There is a lot of pain and confusion in a lot of our hearts and we have not even acknowledged that it exists…ACKNOWLEDGE IT!!! I encourage you all to do your part. Change starts with you! God bless you all =)
B's picture

Damn... May God bless his

Damn... May God bless his soul
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J-roc: 1st??? this is soooo

J-roc: 1st??? this is soooo sad! that was a good 1 hit wonder! not to mention he was a Sean John Model a few years back. I think we should retire claiming 1st on post. RIP Dolla Akon wtf?
queen's picture

RIP ....so sad :(

RIP ....so sad :(
Mamma Mia's picture

CM: This was not in Beverly

CM: This was not in Beverly Hills. It’s actually in West Hollywood and the mall is called The Beverly Center - - located on Restaurant Row. wOW. i live not too far from there and was gonna go there not too long ago.
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Jackie: The senseless

Jackie: The senseless murders, when will it stop? Just too many young brother dying for bullsh%$. Just terrible!! It is ridiculous that our black men are killing one another instead of coming together to do something positive. R.I.P
Why you gotta be anonymous??'s picture

This was not in Beverly

This was not in Beverly Hills. It's actually in West Hollywood and the mall is called The Beverly Center - - located on Restaurant Row.
CM's picture

OMG! I SAW HIM LIKE LAST

OMG! I SAW HIM LIKE LAST YEAR IN ATL.. HE WAS AT A HOTEL.. AND HE WAS SO NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.. RUNNING AROUND AND PLAY-N.....
marcus's picture

Before the coming of the Lord

Before the coming of the Lord this world around you will become wax cold and were living it right now... thats why all this crazyness is happening and its not over!!Call on Jesus he will answer!!
Love's picture

Jesus PLEASE touch our

Jesus PLEASE touch our people... we need a wave of your supernatural touch in Jesus Name!!Our Hearts need to be check!! May God's peace be with the family.
Love's picture

this is depressing not just

this is depressing not just because he was a rapper but because he was a human being and a very young one at that. Its tragic and my heart goes out to his family and loved ones. This shit is getting crazy... people we need to stop the non sense!! RIP cutie!!!
milatimberlake's picture

beverly center is in west

beverly center is in west hollywood nevertheless there is rarely a crime commited there this is by the ivy where hodashian loves to go somebody followed him from atlanta had an issue and likely knew this was a good place to do it because of the no security that is there
youngbuckbuck's picture

This really breaks my heart!

This really breaks my heart! He was so sexy too :( WE GOT TO DO BETTER!
VIRGO's picture

that's really sad. I liked

that's really sad. I liked that song and my sister thought he was really cute.
becca's picture

He is too, too, young. He had

He is too, too, young. He had his whole life ahead of him. I can't believe it. Nooooo! Such a horrible act. Why would someone do such a horrible thing? May he rest in peace.
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So sad. People are becoming

So sad. People are becoming more and more senseless. If you are willing to shoot someone down at the Beverly Center, in the middle of the day you have no regard for anyone's life or your own for that matter. I honestly think this has something to do with this whole Suge/Akon beef. This is awful.
Michella's picture

the beverly center is very

the beverly center is very upscale like the other person said earlier. it's a predominately white mall. I was actually en route to the bev. ctr when i got the call that a shooting had happened. Incidents like this make me want to move from LA cause it happens everyday.
lagirl's picture

really sad...i loved his

really sad...i loved his song. i used to listen to it all the time. RIP brotha.
MissBrittany's picture

this is reallly sad....he was

this is reallly sad....he was so young his dream was cut of i bet he didnt even get to do all he wanted to in his life, and shout-out to his family and i really hope and pray that the person who did is goin to pay for this unjustice crime...but you know what u guys this volionce stuff is gettin out of hand each and every day....i just know GOD will stand up and take control...and everything will be fine.GOD IS LOVE!!!
aimee's picture

Damn that's so sad I heard

Damn that's so sad I heard this on the news. I was at Beverly Center today stocking up at Sephora damn u always feel like these things happen but not so close to home. I am always at that mall it's just shocking. RIP
Lachick25's picture

(insert witticism here): i

(insert witticism here): i agree wit whoever said sumthin dont sound right….anybody else notice how much drama surrounds Akon??i’m not sayin its his fault…it’s just…hell…if i see him anywhere near me…i’m grabbin my child and gettin gone…wit the quickness!!!RIP to yet another young black man.He was NOT taken before his time. It WAS his time.God knows what he’s doin yall… Your so right....God does know what he's doing. I agree with the whole Akon connection being shady, but I'm kind of hoping that when more fact surface it isn't in any ways connected. The last thing Hip Hop and the Black community needs right now is another scandal on that level. RIP Dolla.
Nnahh's picture

In Beverly Hills???? Thats so

In Beverly Hills???? Thats so crazy.....Idk if a shot to the head is accidental in a mall in Beverly Hills, this strikes me as totally deliberate...R.I.P
lipstiick's picture

i agree wit whoever said

i agree wit whoever said sumthin dont sound right.... anybody else notice how much drama surrounds Akon?? i'm not sayin its his fault...it's just... hell...if i see him anywhere near me...i'm grabbin my child and gettin gone...wit the quickness!!! RIP to yet another young black man. He was NOT taken before his time. It WAS his time. God knows what he's doin yall...
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Lord Jesus the prince of

Lord Jesus the prince of peace shower you peace unto the hearts of dolla's family as they undergo this hard moments.I just don't get this.Why do niggers want to kill each other.jealous.why what are going to gain?now u end up in jail.may justice be served.
nash's picture

This is tooooo close to

This is tooooo close to home...literally a few blocks. I was at the beach when I got the news. This is just awful, I guess ignorance travels, no matter where you live. May he rest in peace. So disturbing and sad to say he least:-(. This shouldn't be happening to anyone, anywhere.
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