Rapper Bad Azz, Friend to Snoop Dogg, Dead at 43
Bad Azz was arrested on Friday and set to appear in court on Wednesday
Rapper Bad Azz, born Jamarr Antonio Stamps, has died at the age of 43.
The West Coast artist, known for songs like “Wrong Idea” and “We Be Puttin It Down,” died earlier this week, reportedly while being held at the Southwest Detention Center in Riverside County, Calif.
Stamps was arrested on Friday, Nov. 8 on domestic violence charges in Wildomar, California, and was set to appear in court on Wednesday morning, according to booking information. His bail amount was set at $10,000.
A cause of death hasn’t been disclosed. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the news to PEOPLE, saying foul play is not suspected. The Southwest Detention Center declined to give further details at this time.
Snoop Dogg, a friend and collaborator of Stamps, mourned the rapper’s death on Instagram, writing, “Damn 😥. R. I. P. To my young. D. P. G. L. L. G. L. B. C. Crew original @badazzlbc gone 2 soon 👊🏾🎤🙏🏾😥🌹”
In a second post honoring the lost musician, Snoop, 48, captioned a photo with emojis that symbolized his heartbreak, “💔🙏🏾😥.”
Ice T shared his shock at the news on Twitter, where he wrote, “Man!!! Just hearing about the loss of another soldier.. Waaaay to soon! RestInPeace Lil Homie… BadAzz DoggPoundGangsterCrip.”
Rapper and producer Daz Dillinger shared several tributes to Stamps on Instagram, including one in which he writes, “R I P TO THE HOMEY BAD AZZ @badazzlbc JAMAR STAMPS DPGC MEMBER 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹”