Famous Rappers Help Pay for Funeral of Shooting Victim Tiana Ricks

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Two famous artists from the music world agreed to help pay for the funeral of six-year-old shooting victim Tiana Ricks, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Tiana Ricks

Tiana Ricks

Rapper-turned-reggae artist Snoop Lion donated an undisclosed amount to Ricks’ family, representatives for the musician told the Times.

Compton native The Game already donated $10,000 to help cover funeral expenses, according to reps for the musician.

Tiana and her father, 26-year-old Tyrell Ricks Jr., were among the party guests Sunday at a house in the 25000 block of Harker Lane in Moreno Valley, witnesses said.

The victims and others were reportedly standing in the driveway about 9:45 p.m. when two men walked up to them, asked a question and then opened fire.

Tiana was transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Tyrell Ricks of Victorville, was also hospitalized and had been listed in stable condition.

A motive in the shooting was not immediately known, police said, and the gunmen remained on the loose.

Snoop Lion

Snoop Lion

Anyone with information regarding the case was urged to contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777, or the sheriff’s Moreno Valley Station at (951) 486-6700.


The Game (Credit: Twitter)

Tiana’s funeral was held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Long Beach.

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1 Comment

  • dailydebacle

    Kudos to them for doi.n.g this. Hope others get on board. Bet contributions to a reward fund would do some good and get the subhumans that did this off the street.