Rumors have swirled since September of 2019 that the Queens born teenage rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Tecca was fatally shot at JKF Airport, but the teenage rapper is still alive. Or, at least no proof or evidence exists to the contrary. Actually, there have been no reported shootings at JFK airport since 2016. Even then, widespread panic broke out in the airport merely based on rumors that shots had been fired, again without any sort of real hard evidence.
we 🅰️re gon win no matter how much they want us to lose hahaaaa
— romani (@liltecca) September 15, 2019
Lil Tecca, whose real name is Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe, became known when he released his breakout single, ‘Ransom’. The track peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, has over 500 million plays on Spotify and he even has a remix of the song with the late Juice WRLD. He recently released his single ‘IDK’ on February 7th and this has sparked new chatter that the rapper may actually still be alive, despite all of the rumors about his death.
— romani (@liltecca) February 13, 2020
Lil Tecca would rap over the mic on his Xbox with his friends when he was just nine years old. One of these tracks was uploaded to Soundcloud years ago, but has been removed since. He got his stage name from a ‘friend’ on Instagram named Tecca, and it was her who called him Lil Tecca. In early 2017, he released his first song, ‘Tectri’ that featured his friend Lil Gummybear, followed by ‘Callin’, ‘My Time’, and ‘Rags to Riches’ to little fanfare.
In 2019, Lil Tecca really began to take off when ‘Ransom’ showed up on YouTube. The track currently has about 220 million views there and over 700,000 streams on Spotify. Also in 2019, Lil Tecca’s first mixtape ‘We Love You Tecca’ was released and it peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200. Tecca has released more songs to include, ‘Shots’, ‘Bossanova’, and ‘Somebody’. All of these songs have already achieved well over a million views on YouTube and growing.
It seems as though every month or so another celebrity or performer is being brought down by the Internet and handed a false and impulsive obituary. Ever since this phenomenon has become such a regular occurrence, we all need to be a little more careful when reading news and using social media to spread these unsubstantiated ‘facts’. One way to tell – when you’re reading stories that don’t list a source or an author’s name, you probably shouldn’t trust it!