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Snootie Wild Shot to Death: His Career & Personal Life

Arshad Published On Mon Feb 28 2022   Modified On Mon Feb 28 2022
Snootie Wild Shot to Death: His Career & Personal Life

Snootie Wild was an American rapper best known for his single, "Yayo" that was listed in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Recently on February 26, 2022, he was shot to death in Huston following an argument with a driver.

Arrested and Sentenced to Prison

Snootie Wild was born as LePreston Porter on April 23, 1985, in Memphis, Tennessee. His stage name Snootie pays homage to his father. He has four siblings and they all are sisters.

Wild is of American nationality and black ethnicity. He grew up listening to renowned music artists like Three 6 Mafia, Yo Gotti and Project Pat. Snootie Wild was talented since his childhood. He completed high school in his hometown.

Wild spent 4 years, from the age of 21 to 25, in prison. In 2018, he was again arrested and sentenced to jail for criminal possession of a firearm.

His Single "Yayo" is a Masterpiece

Snootie Wild was signed under Heartland Entertainment when he released his breakout single "Yayo". It was a big hit and inspired by the song, renowned musician Yo Gotti later remixed it. The remix was included in his thirteenth mixtape Nov 19: The Mixtape in 2013. Another rapper T.I. again remixed "Yayo" which made the song more successful.

On February 3, 2014, the official version of the song, featuring Yo Gotti, was released through digital distribution. The song was listed ranked on 50 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and ranked on 40 on Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

Rappers Snootie Wild and Yo Gotti
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Wild released the mixtape Ain't No Stoppin on May 14, 2015, which included the big hit song Rich or Not. Later in August 2016, the musician was featured on rapper Master P's Believe that was included in his mixtape, The G Mixtape.

Was He Dating or Married?

Snootie Wild was kept his personal life low profile. He had many female friends but he never spoke about his relationship status.

Snootie Wild with his female friend
Credit: hiphopsince1987

Some sources say he was dating a girlfriend while others say he was married to a wife. But until things become clear, we would say that he probably was single and not dating anyone.

Shot to Death in Houston

Snootie Wild was found dead in Houston on February 28, 2022. Officials said that he was shot in the neck and was killed. The reason behind the shooting is mentioned as Wild had an argument with a driver that turned into violence after the rapper accidentally backed his car into a ditch.

Rapper Snootie Wild shot to death
Credit: Daily Mail

The initial report said that the 36-year-old  rapper was in critical condition after he was found shot in his SUV in a ditch. According to the authority, there was a 50/50 chance of survival but unfortunately, it was found that he was already dead.

Net Worth of $100 Thousand

Working as a rapper, Snootie Wild used to make a huge amount of money from his music career. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his estimated net worth was $100 thousand. Another source says that the annual salary of Wild was $4,00,000.

He made most of his money from concerts and live performances. Wild also used to do brand endorsements which were his secondary income.