Aspiring Rapper Dies After Drinking And Driving
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.14.2012
And tweeting about it...
The Huffington Post reports that Ervin McKinness, a 21-year old aspiring rapper, was killed after drunk driving at 120 mph and tweeting about it. He was killed along with four others.
He posted the tweets on his account @ink2flashyy at 1:19 AM on September 2. He wrote: "Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #FuckIt YOLO"
YOLO means "You Only Live Once". It was made popular by the Drake song "The Motto".
McKinness posted again, but it was deleted and then retweeted on the account. The Daily Mail says he wrote: "Driving tweeting sipping the cup f*** yolo I'm turning it up."
He died in a crash in Ontario, Caliornia at the corner of Creekside Drive and Haven Avenue. His 2005 Nissan Sentra ran a red light, went out of control and slammed into a wall. The San Bernandino County Sun reports that the car ended up in the backyard of a home. Marquell Bogan, 23, and Dylan George, 20, both of Ontario; Jonathan Watson, 21, of San Bernardino; and JaJuan Bennett, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga were also killed in the crash. All were pronounced dead at the scene except Bogan, who was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead, reports CBS News.
Police report that it was actually Watson behind the wheel. Sgt. David McBride said: "They're certainly looking at that because it will be a vital part of the investigation, but it's too early to give an opinion as to whether it (drunken driving) was a cause or contributed to the crash."
The person who took over the account has been trying to clear McKinness' name. He (or she) wrote: "@CENNAZAVEH3AVY that's what you get for quoting drake and driving too fast. @Jamesick @CENNAZAVEH3AVY mad krazy how people are pointing the finger at the wrong person."
McKinness went by the names Jew'elz and Inkyy. He recently signed a record deal, according to Vibe. A video for his song "Dreams" was published on his YouTube channel, InkyyTV, back in April.