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Big Jook, Brother of Yo Gotti, Targeted in Memphis Shooting

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In a devastating turn of events, Anthony “Big Jook” Mims, the brother of renowned rapper , was reportedly in Memphis near Winchester Road on Saturday (Jan.13). The took place while Big Jook was attending a funeral in East Memphis, where he was allegedly shot ten times. The shocking news has left the hip-hop community in disbelief, and many are speculating that this act of violence is linked to the ongoing tensions surrounding the murder of .

Big Jook, whose real name is Anthony Mims, is not just Yo Gotti's older brother; he is a significant figure in the industry. As the founder of Collective Music Group (CMG), a record label boasting artists like Yo Gotti, , , and , Big Jook has played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of several artists. Beyond his contributions to music, he has also been recognized for his philanthropic efforts, including donations to schools and charities within the community.

Adding a layer of complexity to this tragedy, Big Jook was arrested on November 14, 2023, by the Memphis Police Department on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and criminal attempt first-degree murder. These charges stem from his alleged involvement in the shooting of Young Dolph, another prominent Memphis rapper, who lost his life on November 17, 2021, outside the local cookie shop Makeda's Cookies.

News reports suggested that Big Jook's arrest was tied to Hernandez Govan, the alleged mastermind behind the plot to murder Young Dolph. An online photo circulating showed Big Jook and Govan together, both sporting a CMG pendant, sparking suspicions among fans and investigators alike. In response to these developments, Big Jook strongly refuted any involvement in the crime. He emphasized being falsely accused and clarified that he had no personal relationship with Govan. According to Big Jook, the photo was taken at a public event with a large number of attendees, and he maintained that he was a victim of a smear campaign.

The backdrop to this tragic series of events is the longstanding feud between Yo Gotti and Young Dolph. The feud ignited in 2014 when Young Dolph declined an offer to sign with CMG, Yo Gotti's record label. Subsequent years saw the exchange of diss tracks, social media posts, and even violence between the two camps. The tensions peaked in 2017 with Young Dolph surviving multiple gunshot wounds in separate , leading to arrests and legal battles involving individuals associated with both rappers.

Following Big Jook's passing, the Memphis rap scene is dealing with the loss of a major player. The details of his death bring an extra layer of complexity to the already chaotic story. The hip-hop community is grieving the loss of someone who had a crucial impact on the music scene, eagerly anticipating updates as this unfolding tragedy continues.

As of now, there haven't been any official statements addressing the loss of Big Jook, leaving fans and the public eagerly anticipating any comments that might come from the influential rapper or his peers.

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Written by: Silvia Tine

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